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2010-07-01 16:02:53

Bridging the classical/quantum divide Dartmouth researchers have discovered a potentially important piece of the quantum/classical puzzle "“ learning how the rules of physics in the quantum world (think smaller than microscopic) change when applied to the classical world (think every day items, like cars and trees). In a study published in the July 1 issue of the journal Nature, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Alex Rimberg and his colleagues describe one example of the...

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2010-07-01 09:20:08

In a study published in the July 1 issue of the journal Nature, Dartmouth researchers describe one example of the microscopic quantum world influencing--even dominating, they say--the behavior of something in the macroscopic classical world. "One major question in physics has to do with the connection between the microscopic and macroscopic worlds," said Alex Rimberg, associate professor of physics at Dartmouth College. In the microscopic world, tiny sub-atomic particles such as photons and...


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