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Observing Competition In The Quantum World
2013-05-20 13:26:00

"When water boils, its molecules are released as vapor. We call this change of the physical state of matter a phase transition," explains Sebastian Diehl from the Institute of Theoretical Physics at the University of Innsbruck.

Exotic Quantum States: A New Research Approach
2011-10-03 09:23:13

Theoretical physicists of the University of Innsbruck have formulated a new concept to engineer exotic, so-called topological states of matter in quantum mechanical many-body systems.

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2011-02-24 09:53:22

Austrian researchers realize a toolbox for open-system quantum simulation.

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2011-02-24 09:50:55

Atomic antennae transmit quantum information across a microchip.

2010-01-28 11:44:00

MADRID, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2009 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Basic Sciences category goes to physicist and chemist Richard N. Zare, of Stanford University, and physicist Michael E.

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2008-06-05 14:25:56

The long cherished goal of applying the strange properties of quantum mechanics to the macroscopic world we inhabit has been brought closer by a series of recent developments. The exciting progress was made in the important field of quantum optics and discussed recently at a high level conference organized by the European Science Foundation in collaboration with the Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung in Österreich (FWF) and the Leopold-Franzens-Universität...


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