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Atoms, photons, and other quantum particles are often capricious and finicky by nature; very rarely at a standstill, they often collide with others of their kind. But if such particles can be individually corralled and controlled in large numbers, they may be harnessed as quantum bits, or qubits...


Electrons in a solid can team up to form so-called quasiparticles, which lead to new phenomena. Physicists have now studied previously unidentified quasiparticles in a new class of atomically thin semiconductors...


Scientists propose a new method for encapsulating single cells within tunable microgels which could boost efficacy of cell-based therapies and tissue engineering...


Small animals such as the roundworm C. elegans are excellent models for studying bacterial infection and host response, as well as for genetic and chemical screens. A key methodology is...


Researchers at Harvard University have succeeded in precisely controlling the interactions between photons and silicon-vacancy colour centres in a nanophotonic device for the first time....


By using superconducting materials through which electrons can move without any loss of energy, physicists hope to build quantum devices that would require significantly less power. But there's a problem...


Read about Harvard physicists at CERN: Alvin Powell, "They Ponder the Universe" Harvard Gazette, October 12, 2016:
http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2016/10/they-ponder-the-universe/


Morris Loeb Lectures in Physics by Ali Yazdani (Princeton), presented Oct 31 - Nov 3, 2016, are now available online!


The nonequilibrium dynamics of many-body quantum systems are tricky to study experimentally or theoretically. As an experimental setting, dilute atomic gases offer an advantage over electrons in metals. In this environment, the heavier atoms...


CUWIP 2017 will be held at Harvard. Applications are now open and will be due on October 14, 2016!


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