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  • Quantum Mechanics Returns to Ancient Greece
    Frédéric Chevy
    Ecole Normale Supérieure
    Image: Artist's view of atoms in an optical lattice. When the atomic density is extremely high, the...
  • Raising Gaia, Europe’s Brainchild
    Xavier Luri Carrascoso
    University of Barcelona
    Working on a space mission is a bit like raising children: it takes years, patience and some...
  • Nanostructured Materials for a Cleaner Future
    Daria Setman
    University of Vienna
    Image Caption: A highly deformed metal, with small grains and sharp grain boundaries. The fuzzy...
  • Graphene: The Future of Electronics Lies in Quantum Theory
    Adam Rycerz
    Jagiellonian University in Krakow
    Could solving the problems of theoretical physics, seemingly distant from reality, influence our...
  • Applied Quantum Physics with Single Photons: How Light Particles Can Make Communication Safe from Interception
    Thomas Aichele
    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    In 1905, Albert Einstein published his ingenious explanation of the photoelectric effect, for which...
  • Plants Solving the Da Vinci Code
    Henrik Jönsson
    Lund University
    “Sunflower seeds grow in opposing spirals. Can you guess the ratio of each rotation's diameter to...
  • How Does Earth’s Magnetic Field Reverse?
    François Petrelis
    Ecole Normale Supérieure
    Earth’s magnetic field has been used for a long time to find north using a compass. As a good...
  • A Journey Across the Quantum–Classical Border
    Stefan Gerlich
    University of Vienna
    A narrow staircase, guarded by a bust of grim-looking Ludwig Boltzmann, connects the rest of the...
  • Universe of Dusty Galaxies
    Agnieszka Pollo
    Jagiellonian University in Krakow
    The expression ‘dusty universe’ is not uncommon in popular or even scientific writings, and we are...
  • Black Holes Push Away Heavyweight Jets
    Bibiana Bonmatí, University of Barcelona Press
    If you have a look at the Norma constellation, in the southern hemisphere, you could find 4U 1630-...