Physics

  • The quantum microscope revolution is here

    New entanglement-based sensor surpasses light-based microscopes.

    University of Queensland researchers have built a quantum microscope based on the strange phenomenon Albert Einstein ...

    Physics June 10, 2021
  • Aurora created in a lab

    Physicists definitively describe how auroras are created.

    A team of physicists has just completed a decades-long quest to experimentally demonstrate the physical mechanism of ...

    Physics June 8, 2021
  • Listening to the atom group chat

    Scientists overhear the chatter of atoms exchanging quantum information.

    Dutch and German researchers have intercepted a “chat” between two atoms, which may have interesting implications for...

    Physics May 28, 2021
  • What are continuous gravitational waves?

    Scientists are closer than ever to detecting “humming” gravitational waves.

    An artist's impression of two black holes about to collide and merge - which would produce gravitational waves. Credi...

    Physics May 28, 2021
  • New universal law of human mobility

    Mapping how humans move will help in future pandemics.

    How people move around cities follows a predictable and universal pattern, scientists say, which will be crucial not ...

    Physics May 27, 2021
  • New insight into radioactive particles at Maralinga

    Sixty years later, researchers learn more about the fallout from nuclear tests in the Great Victo...

    In the 1950s and 60s, hundreds of nuclear tests were carried out at Maralinga in western South Australia, releasing r...

    Physics May 21, 2021
  • Science leaders with purpose

    A science education is just the start, but what the world needs now is science leaders who are et...

    When I started at CSIRO as an intern, in 1984, I had no idea that one day I would end up as Chief Executive of the sa...

    Physics May 21, 2021
  • Microscopic device harvests power from heat

    Scientists have used quantum phenomena to build the most efficient “optical rectennas”.

    US scientists have designed the most efficient “optical rectenna” yet. This tiny device, too small to be seen with th...

    Physics May 19, 2021
  • Highest intensity laser ever

    Physicists demonstrate record-breaking laser pulse.

    After a decade of work, researchers at the Center for Relativistic Laser Science (CoReLS) at the Institute for Basic ...

    Physics May 7, 2021
  • Measuring lead nucleus tells of neutron stars

    A neutron skin behaviour that affects atoms and stars.

    Physicists have just collected the most accurate measurement of the thickness of the neutron ‘skin’ of a lead (Pb) nu...

    Physics April 28, 2021
  • A mini Large Hadron Collider?

    Particle accelerators aren’t all gargantuan bits of kit: there’s a room-sized one in Melbourne.

    On 7 January, physicist Dr Suzie Sheehy was up before the sun had risen. That day, two trucks showed up on the ste...

    Physics April 23, 2021
  • Research

    Exciting exciton breakthrough

    First ever image of an electron’s orbit inside an exciton.

    Scientists have just experimentally measured the wave function of an exciton, and they’re excited about it – because ...

    Physics April 22, 2021
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