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2008-10-08 09:00:15

Backgrounder: Recent winners of Nobel Prize for physics STOCKHOLM, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- The following are the winners of Nobel Prize in physics since 2000: 2008: Yoichiro Nambu (U.S.), Makoto Kobayashi and Toshihide Maskawa (Japan) 2007: Albert Fert (France) and Peter Grunberg (Germany) 2006: John C. Mather and George F. Smoot (U.S.) 2005: John L. Hall, Roy J. Glauber (U.S.) and Theodor W. Haensch (Germany) 2004: David J. Gross, H. David Politzer and Frank Wilczeck (U.S.)...

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2005-08-20 17:14:29

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- The original manuscript of a paper Albert Einstein published in 1925 has been found in the archives of Leiden University's Lorentz Institute for Theoretical Physics, scholars said Saturday. The German-language manuscript is titled "Quantum theory of the monatomic ideal gas," and is dated December 1924. Considered one of Einstein's last great breakthroughs, it was published in the proceedings of the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin in January, 1925....

2005-06-22 13:25:00

June 22, 2005 Physicists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created the first example of a high-temperature superfluid: a new state of matter in which the atoms in a gas can move with no friction or slowing down whatsoever. Reported in the June 23 issue of journal Nature, the work is closely related to the superconductivity of electrons in metals. According to Wolfgang Ketterle, the Nobel laureate who heads the MIT group, observations of superfluids may help solve...

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2005-06-24 14:35:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- MIT scientists have brought a supercool end to a heated race among physicists: They have become the first to create a new type of matter, a gas of atoms that shows high-temperature superfluidity. Their work, to be reported in the June 23 issue of Nature, is closely related to the superconductivity of electrons in metals. Observations of superfluids may help solve lingering questions about high-temperature superconductivity, which has widespread applications for magnets,...

2005-06-22 12:55:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT scientists have brought a supercool end to a heated race among physicists: They have become the first to create a new type of matter, a gas of atoms that shows high-temperature superfluidity. Their work, to be reported in the June 23 issue of Nature, is closely related to the superconductivity of electrons in metals. Observations of superfluids may help solve lingering questions about high-temperature superconductivity, which has widespread applications for magnets,...


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