[2010-02-02] Considerable progresses made in controlling quantum gases open up a new avenue to study chemical processes. Rudolf Grimm’s research team has now succeeded in directly observing chemical exchange processes in an ultracold sample of cesium atoms and Feshbach molecules. They report on their findings in the journal Physical Review Letters.

Image: In the experiment performed in Innsbruck this process is observed at temperatures of less than one millionth above the absolute zero. The exchange is completely determined by the quantum nature of the matter and can be controlled by a magnetic field.

Read more: Ultracold Chemistry: First direct observation of exchange process in quantum gas

[2010-02-02] Alain Aspect, John Clauser and Anton Zeilinger were named winners of Israel's prestigious Wolf Prize on Monday. They share the prize for their work in quantum physics and will receive the awards in a ceremony on May 13.

Image: Anton Zeilinger (Foto: J. Godany)

Read more: Aspect, Clauser and Zeilinger win prestigious Wolf Prize

[2010-01-06] Researchers of the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information used a calcium ion to simulate a relativistic quantum particle, demonstrating a phenomenon that has not been directly observable so far: the Zitterbewegung. They have published their findings in the current issue of the renowned journal Nature.

Image: Rainer Blatt, Gerhard Kirchmair, Rene Gerritsma, Florian Zähringer und Christian Roos

Read more: Quantum simulation of a relativistic particle

[2010-01-18] Die Pariser Académie des sciences de l'Institut de France ist eine der ältesten Akademien der Welt. Sie versammelt herausragende französische und ausländische WissenschafterInnen. Im Dezember 2009 hat die Académie des sciences 18 neue assoziierte AusländerInnen (associés étrangers) in ihren Kreis gewählt. Unter ihnen – neben vier Frauen inklusive einer Nobelpreisträgerin – Anton Zeilinger.

Bild: Anton Zeilinger (Foto: Jaqueline Godany)

Read more: Anton Zeilinger in die Pariser Académie des sciences aufgenommen

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