physics

Bottom-Up Materials Design

Worldwide, industries face significant challenges that often require the discovery and design of new materials.

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CERN, IBM Collaborate on Quantum Computing

CERN openlab is working with the worldwide research community, including IBM Research, to explore innovative computing solutions.

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Tuning Infrared Antennas with Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics

In cavity quantum electrodynamics (QED), light and matter lose their distinct characteristics.

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A New Effect in Electromagnetism Discovered – 150 years later

Electromagnetism is a branch of physics that deals with all phenomena of electricity and magnetism. This field is the key foundation of our modern age of electricity and information technology. It is governed by a set of fundamental principles encoded in four equations called Maxwell equations, which have been known for approximately 150 years. Every […]

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Big oil’s next gusher is at the nanoscale

Last year the world consumed almost 97 million barrels of oil per day. What if I told you that many more barrels still remain in those same wells? Deep inside the rock, 60 percent and more of a reservoir’s oil remains trapped in capillaries which are sometimes only tens to hundreds of nanometers wide (For […]

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Dr. Richard L. Garwin, The Problem-Solver

“I’m not a philosopher. I’m a physicist and a technician…you have ideas or you see needs and you think about them. Mostly I’ve done that.” That’s how IBM Fellow Emeritus and former IBM Researcher Richard L. “Dick” Garwin humbly sums up his career as one of the most influential scientists and researchers of his time, […]

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Quantum Experiences: Q&A with Caltech’s Christine Corbett Moran

Dr. Christine Corbett Moran travels the world in search of challenging problems to solve. The National Science Foundation’s Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow at the California Institute of Technology earned a PhD in Zurich, taught mobile development and entrepreneurship in Manila, and now calls Antarctica home while conducting experiments on the South Pole Telescope. It’s […]

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