Twisting of atoms through space and time

In two experiments with very cold atoms, the researchers explored landscapes of different topological shapes that they can create in space and time. Credit: with modifications by Dina Genkina/JQI One of the most exciting applications of quantum computers will be to direct their gaze inward, to the very quantum rules that make them tick. … Read more

Physics – Sounds of atoms

January 9, 2023• Physics 16, 6 Converting the spectral lines of each element into a musical note provides an interesting tool for teasing out patterns in the electronic structures of atoms. Linz (Top) The visible spectrum of hydrogen consists of several emission lines. When hydrogen gas is excited, these lines combine to give a distinctive … Read more