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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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Yalies Join NASA’s Flagship Astrophysics Mission, WFIRST

Yalies Join NASA’s Flagship Astrophysics Mission, WFIRST

Eight years after its inception, Yale professor of physics Charles Baltay and undergraduates Eleanor Woodward ’17, Nathaniel Barbour ’17 and Kristo Ment ’17 will play important roles in the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope NASA mission.

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Fermilab and the Future of High Energy Physics in Yale Hands

Fermilab and the Future of High Energy Physics in Yale Hands

Yale Professor Bonnie Fleming was appointed Deputy Chief Research Officer at Fermilab and will oversee projects about the newly discovered neutrino. This research could change our understanding of how the universe came to be.

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The Missing Link in Particle Physics

The Missing Link in Particle Physics

Ongoing research led by Yale Wright Laboratory Director Karsten Heeger seeks to prove or disprove the existence of a fourth form of neutrino–the sterile neutrino. The results would require physicists to rethink the Standard Model of Particle Physics and its assumptions.

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Star Wars: The return of improbable science

Star Wars: The return of improbable science

Star Wars: The Force Awakens captured the hearts of many; however, not all of its science-based action is plausible. Much of it would end in certain disaster, no matter what galaxy one calls home.

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Debunking Science: The Martian (2015)

Debunking Science: The Martian (2015)

How does science match up with the story of this critically-acclaimed sci-fi film?

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Black Hole with a Growth Problem

Black Hole with a Growth Problem

A supermassive black hole challenges the foundations of astrophysics, forcing astronomers to update the rule book of galaxy formation.

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A Self-Healing Spacecraft: Tri-layered polymer could better protect astronauts in space

A Self-Healing Spacecraft: Tri-layered polymer could better protect astronauts in space

A new material developed by researchers at the University of Michigan repairs itself of bullet holes within seconds. This invention has substantial implications for the future of aerospace engineering and space travel.

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