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2014-04-01 13:04:06

In this month's issue of Physics World, Felicity Mellor, a senior lecturer in science communication at Imperial College London, questions whether the requirement of the modern physicist to collaborate and communicate is preventing the intellectual progress brought about by silence and solitude. Drawing on the approaches of Newton, Einstein, Cavendish and Dirac, Mellor highlights the recurring role that silence has played throughout the history of physics and asks if the "enforced...

Researchers Develop Quantum Teleportation Between Gas Atoms
2013-06-06 15:31:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have announced the capacity to consistently teleport information between two clouds of gas atoms, according to a report in the journal Nature Physics. "It is a very important step for quantum information research to have achieved such stable results that every attempt will succeed," said co-author Eugene Polzik, professor at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen. In their...

2011-07-26 10:30:00

Papers document history of frontier physics research COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Niels Bohr Library and Archives of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), has digitized and released online the complete papers of renowned physicist Samuel A. Goudsmit (1902-1978). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100714/AIPLOGO) The papers, which occupy 39 linear feet of shelf space in the library and contain approximately 69,000 images, are now published...


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2009-04-28 11:19:13

Carl Friedrich Freiherr von Weizsäcker (June 28, 1912 "“ 28 April 2007) was German physicist and philosopher. He was the longest-living member of Werner Heisenberg's research team which investigated nuclear studies in Germany during World War II. Some argue whether he and the team willingly engaged in the development of a nuclear bomb for Germany, or if its failure was intentional because they did not want the Nazi regime to have nuclear weapons. Weizäcker was born in Kiel,...

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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Niels Henrik David Bohr (October 7, 1885 - November 18, 1962) was a Danish physicist. He made essential contributions to understanding atom structure and quantum mechanics. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark to Christian Bohr and Ellen Adler, Bohr got his doctorate at Copenhagen University in 1911. He then studied under Ernest Rutherford in Manchester, England. Based on Rutherford's theories, Bohr published his Bohr model about atom structure in 1913, introducing the theory of electrons...

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