Physics

Physicists create new form of light

Physicists create new form of light

Newly observed optical state could enable quantum computing with photons Try a quick experiment: Take two flashlights into a dark room and shine them so...
How does it look when Earth is bombarded with dark matter

How does it look when Earth is bombarded with dark matter?

A whole lot of zig-zagging: Perhaps that is what happens when the universe's mysterious dark matter particles hit the Earth. SDU researchers can now show...
The mystery substance physics still can’t identify that makes up the majority of our universe

Dark matter: The mystery substance physics still can’t identify that makes up the majority...

The past few decades have ushered in an amazing era in the science of cosmology. A diverse array of high-precision measurements has allowed us to...
A look into the fourth dimension

A look into the fourth dimension

In our daily experience space has three dimensions. Recently, however, a physical phenomenon that only occurs in four spatial dimensions could be observed in two...
'Ghost particles' could improve understanding the universe

‘Ghost particles’ could improve understanding the universe

Trillions of neutrinos, or ghost particles, are passing through us every second. While scientists know this fact, they don't know what role neutrinos play in...
Cosmic x-rays may provide clues to the nature of dark matter

Cosmic x-rays may provide clues to the nature of dark matter

Dark matter is increasingly puzzling. Around the world, physicists have been trying for decades to determine the nature of these matter particles, which do not...
Scientists closer to explaining why matter persists over antimatter

Scientists closer to explaining why matter persists over antimatter

New results show a difference in the way neutrinos and antineutrinos behave, which could help explain why there is so much matter in the...
Stellar magnetism

Stellar magnetism: What’s behind the most brilliant lights in the sky?

Space physicists at University of Wisconsin-Madison have just released unprecedented detail on a bizarre phenomenon that powers the northern lights, solar flares and coronal...
New insights on dark energy in the universe

New insights on dark energy in the universe

The universe is not only expanding - it is accelerating outward, driven by what is commonly referred to as "dark energy." The term is a...
How big can a planet be

How big can a planet be? Hopkins astrophysicist chases the answer

You can know a planet not just by its size, but also by the company it keeps A planet can be no bigger than about...