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ARTS & CULTURE: PHYSICS LESSONS FROM THE WORLD OF MUSIC

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(AGENPARL) – WASHINGTON (D.C.), mer 25 novembre 2020 Arts & Culture November 24, 2020• Physics 13, 184 Stephon Alexander draws on his background in music and his interactions with jazz performers to help him “compose” physics models in string theory. S. Alexander String theorist Stephon Alexander balances a dual life......
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RESEARCH NEWS: BUILDING COMMUNITY AMONG BLACK PHYSICISTS

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(AGENPARL) – WASHINGTON (D.C.), mer 25 novembre 2020 Research News November 24, 2020• Physics 13, 185 At the National Society of Black Physicists conference, attendees emphasize the importance of a supportive research community. The National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) conference was virtual this year but still managed to create......
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SYNOPSIS: X-RAY LASERS FILM CHEMICAL REACTION IN SUPER-SLOW MOTION

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(AGENPARL) – WASHINGTON (D.C.), mer 25 novembre 2020 November 24, 2020• Physics 13, s151 Extremely brilliant, extremely short x-ray pulses let researchers film a femtosecond-resolution movie of a chemical reaction, revealing unexpected dynamics. M. Panman/University of Gothenburg M. Panman/University of Gothenburg × The ability to generate extremely bright, ultrashort x-ray......
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TREND: NATURALNESS HITS A SNAG WITH HIGGS

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(AGENPARL) – WASHINGTON (D.C.), mer 25 novembre 2020 One possibility is that symmetries are still at play but in an unexpected form. In this case, the unexpected symmetry relates the standard model to an identical twin, which has its own particles and interactions that are mirror reflections of those in......
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SYNOPSIS: HINTS OF COSMIC BIREFRINGENCE?

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(AGENPARL) – WASHINGTON (D.C.), mar 24 novembre 2020 November 23, 2020• Physics 13, s149 A new analysis of the cosmic microwave background shows that its polarization may be rotated by exotic effects indicating beyond-standard-model physics. Y. Minami/KEK Y. Minami/KEK × Researchers are increasingly scrutinizing the polarization of the cosmic microwave......
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VIEWPOINT: IMPERFECTIONS LOWER THE SIMULATION COST OF QUANTUM COMPUTERS

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(AGENPARL) – WASHINGTON (D.C.), lun 23 novembre 2020 Jordi Tura Lorentz Institute, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany November 23, 2020• Physics 13, 183 Classical computers can efficiently simulate the behavior of quantum computers if the quantum computer is imperfect enough. Figure 1: Researchers......
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FOCUS: WATCHING WOOD DRY

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(AGENPARL) – WASHINGTON (D.C.), sab 21 novembre 2020 November 20, 2020• Physics 13, 182 Combining x-ray and MRI techniques leads to a microscopic explanation for the process by which water escapes from wood. H. Penvern et al. [1] Christmas-colored poplar tree. This x-ray computed tomography image shows a horizontal slice......
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RESEARCH NEWS: AI TOOLS BOOST SIMPLE TECHNOLOGIES IN A SHARED WORLD

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(AGENPARL) – WASHINGTON (D.C.), ven 20 novembre 2020 Research News November 19, 2020• Physics 13, 180 Bicycles and indoor lighting are among many everyday features that can benefit from recent advances in artificial intelligence. Visual Intermezzo Bike-sharing fleets could become roving data collectors. Visual Intermezzo Bike-sharing fleets could become roving......
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SYNOPSIS: THE SOUNDS OF LEVITATING WATER DROPLETS

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(AGENPARL) – WASHINGTON (D.C.), ven 20 novembre 2020 November 19, 2020• Physics 13, s148 Leidenfrost drops suspended above a hot surface by a thin layer of vapor emit periodic sounds in a similar way to pipe organs. T. Singla and M. Rivera [1] T. Singla and M. Rivera [1] ×......
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POSTCARD: PHYSICS IN SOUTH AFRICA

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(AGENPARL) – WASHINGTON (D.C.), gio 19 novembre 2020 Developing countries, such as South Africa, must funnel money toward health and social development, so the research budget is small, and it got even smaller after the government cut its science budget by about 16% because of the pandemic-linked economic downturn. However,......

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