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Out of this World: Undergraduate Profile: Sophia Sánchez-Maes (TD ’19)

Out of this World: Undergraduate Profile: Sophia Sánchez-Maes (TD ’19)

For someone who spends most of her time thinking about outer space, Sophia Sánchez-Maes is firmly grounded in her research here on Earth. From examining algae to studying exoplanets, the burgeoning astrophysicist retains a refreshing curiosity about the world, something

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Rain on Black Holes

Rain on Black Holes

Nearly every observed galaxy has a giant black hole at its center. Clues lead us to believe that these monsters, weighing as much a billion suns, consume copious amounts of gas from their environment and occasionally spew-out some of it

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The Gruber Cosmology Conference at Yale

The Gruber Cosmology Conference at Yale

The third annual Gruber Cosmology Conference took place at Yale on October 7th, honoring discoveries advancing our understanding of the universe. This year’s Gruber Prize recipients were Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne, and Ronald Drever, the leading scientists on the LIGO

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Expanding the Quantum Computing Toolbox

Expanding the Quantum Computing Toolbox

Have you ever wondered about the possibilities of uniting quantum mechanics and computer science? Yale researchers have made important progress towards the construction of more powerful quantum computers.

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Transferring New Energy to an Old Rule: Pushing the Boundaries of Classical Physics

Transferring New Energy to an Old Rule: Pushing the Boundaries of Classical Physics

Can vibrating membranes reveal fundamental truths? An extension of the adiabatic theorem may lead to improved control of systems.

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Solid Evidence for Liquid Water on Dione

Solid Evidence for Liquid Water on Dione

Data gathered by NASA’s Cassini mission suggests that liquid water is present on Saturn’s Dione, researchers reported in the journal Geophysical Research Letters in October 2016.

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Charge Quantization: No Discrete Matter

Charge Quantization: No Discrete Matter

In collaboration with the physicists from the University of Paris, Yale Professor Leonid Glazman has developed a theoretical framework for better understanding the properties of electric charge in nanoscale devices.

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Schrodinger’s (Twin) Cat: Quantum Computing Researchers Pioneer Two-Cavity Cat-States

Schrodinger’s (Twin) Cat: Quantum Computing Researchers Pioneer Two-Cavity Cat-States

Alive or dead? Cutting-edge research by scientists at Yale multiplies the power of Schrodinger’s cat, heralding the age of the quantum computer.

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China Launches World’s First Quantum Telecommunication Satellite

China Launches World’s First Quantum Telecommunication Satellite

China has launched the world’s first quantum satellite, which promises to probe new aspects of mysterious quantum communications. But as the technology can potentially create a spy-proof communications network, the entire world is eagerly watching the results.

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Undergraduate Profile: Kristo Ment ’17

Undergraduate Profile: Kristo Ment ’17

Yale junior Kristo Ment is making waves, literally. As we sat down for an interview, he drew the arc of a light wave with his right arm, coming at us from a hypothetical supernova—a celestial explosion. He stretched the wave

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