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Evolution Of Early Universe Successfully Simulated With Ultracold Big Bang Experiment
2013-08-29 10:22:39

Physicists have reproduced a pattern resembling the cosmic microwave background radiation in a laboratory simulation of the Big Bang, using ultracold cesium atoms in a vacuum chamber at the University of Chicago.

Image 1 - Ultracold Experiments Heat Up Quantum Research
2012-03-21 04:17:04

University of Chicago physicists have experimentally demonstrated, for the first time, that atoms chilled to temperatures near absolute zero may behave like seemingly unrelated natural systems of vastly different scales, offering potential insights into links between the atomic realm and deep questions of cosmology.

2011-02-03 18:57:49

New experiments show that common scientific rules can apply to significantly different phenomena operating on vastly different scales.

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2009-08-20 09:15:00

Transitions are exciting. And at temperatures close to absolute zero, studying the transition from one quantum phase to another tantalizes physicists looking for a deeper understanding of the fundamental laws of the universe.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.