A “clump-less” universe may indicate the presence of mysterious forces Astronomy

One of the most accurate surveys of the universe’s structure has suggested that it is “less lumpy” than expected, in findings that could indicate mysterious forces at work. Notes written by Dark Energy Survey and the South Pole Telescope Charting the distribution of matter with the aim of understanding the competing forces that have shaped … Read more

New analog quantum computers to solve previously unsolvable problems

Micrograph image of the new quantum simulator, which features two converging nano-sized metallic semiconductor components integrated into an electronic circuit. Credit: University College Dublin Physicists have created a new type of analog quantum computer that can tackle tough physics problems that even the most powerful digital supercomputers can’t. New research has been published in nature … Read more

Physicists discover a new way to solve the strange mystery of dark energy

Physicists have proposed a new explanation for dark energy. It can shed insights into the interdependence between quantum field theory and general relativity theory, as two perspectives of the universe and its elements. What is behind dark energy – and what links it to the cosmological constant introduced by Albert Einstein? Two physicists from the … Read more

The universe is a little hotter than it should be. The “dark photons” could be to blame.

Observations indicate that the intergalactic gas in our universe is slightly hotter than it should be. Recently, a team of astrophysicists used sophisticated computer simulations to propose a radical solution: an exotic form of dark matter known as “dark matter”. photons“It could be heating up the place. These strange particles will be carriers of a … Read more

Why more physicists are beginning to think that space and time are “illusions”

Last December, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for the experimental confirmation of a quantum phenomenon known for more than 80 years: entanglement. As conceived by Albert Einstein and his collaborators in 1935, quantum objects can be mysteriously related even if they are separated by great distances. But as bizarre as the phenomenon sounds, … Read more