Quantum field theory
In theoretical physics, quantum field theory (QFT) is a theoretical framework for constructing quantum mechanical models of subatomic particles in particle physics and quasiparticles in condensed matt...
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Physicists Are One Step Closer To Cooling Down Antimatter
Physicists are one step closer to cooling down antimatter.
A New ‘Einstein’ Equation Suggests Wormholes Hold Key To Quantum Gravity
A new Einsteinian equation, ER=EPR, may be the clue physicists need to merge quantum mechanics with general relativity.
The Higgs-shaped elephant in the room
Higgs bosons should mass-produce bottom quarks. So why is it so hard to see it happening?
Is Particle Physics About to Crack Wide Open?
Hints of an unexpected new particle could be confirmed within days—and if it is, the Standard Model could be going down
What do Albert Camus and string theory have in common?
Physics is really a branch of existential philosophy, says Brian Greene.
Neutral Result Charges Up Antimatter Research
Scientists of the international ALPHA Collaboration have once again pushed the boundaries of antimatter research with their latest breakthrough studying the properties of antihydrogen. Published today...
Much Like White Light, Spacetime Is Also Composed Of A Certain Rainbow
When white light is passed through a prism, the rainbow on the other side reveals a rich palette of colors. Theorists from the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw have shown that in models of th...
The Social Life Of Quarks
Among particle physicists, Sheldon Stone has a reputation for high standards and brutal honesty. He’s been known to challenge a tenuous claim by shouting in the middle of a colleague’s talk. So when S...
Physicists Offer Theories To Explain Mysterious Collision At Large Hadron Collider
Physicists around the world were puzzled recently when an unusual bump appeared in the signal of the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, causing them to ...
'Material Universe' Yields Surprising New Particle
An international team of researchers has predicted the existence of a new type of particle called the type-II Weyl fermion in metallic materials. When subjected to a magnetic field, the materials cont...
Antimatter Not So Different After All
Rice University researchers share the first measurements of the attractive force between antiprotons. The discovery gives physicists new ways to look at the forces that bind matter and antimatter. Ant...
Quantum Physics Meets Genetic Engineering
Nature has had billions of years to perfect photosynthesis, which directly or indirectly supports virtually all life on Earth. In that time, the process has achieved almost 100 percent efficiency in t...
Tiny Drops Of Early Universe 'Perfect' Fluid
First results from collisions of three-particle ions with gold nuclei reveal clear-cut evidence of primordial soup's signature particle flow. The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a particle col...
Evidence Suggests Subatomic Particles Could Defy The Standard Model
A team of physicists working at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has found new hints of particles -- leptons, to be more precise -- being treated in strange ways not predicted by the Standard Model....
After A Half Century, The Exotic Pentaquark Particle Is Found
In July, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) reported the discovery of the pentaquark, a long-sought particle first predicted to exist in the 1960s as a consequence of the theory of elementa...
Documentary On Top Secret Antigravity Vehicle Released
July 30, 2015 - A documentary on the alleged true story of a man who believes he gained inside knowledge about a top secret antigravity spaceship has recently been released, despite the death of the m...
History of quantum field theory
In particle physics, the history of quantum field theory starts with its creation by Paul Dirac, when he attempted to quantize the electromagnetic field in the late 1920s. Major advances in the theory...
Conformal field theory
A conformal field theory (CFT) is a quantum field theory, also recognized as a model of statistical mechanics at a thermodynamic critical point, that is invariant under conformal transformations. Conf...
Common integrals in quantum field theory
There are common integrals in quantum field theory that appear repeatedly. These integrals are all variations and generalizations of gaussian integrals to the complex plane and to multiple dimensions....
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Lattice model (physics)
In physics, a lattice model is a physical model that is defined on a lattice, as opposed to the continuum of space or spacetime. Lattice models originally occurred in the context of condensed matter p...
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Anomaly (physics)
In quantum physics an anomaly or quantum anomaly is the failure of a symmetry of a theory's classical action to be a symmetry of any regularization of the full quantum theory. In classical physics an...
Critical phenomena
In physics, critical phenomena is the collective name associated with thephysics of critical points. Most of them stem from the divergence of the correlation length, but also the dynamics slows down. ...
Electroweak interaction
In particle physics, the electroweak interaction is the unified description of two of the four known fundamental interactions of nature: electromagnetism and the weak interaction. Although these two ...
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Gauge theory
In physics, a gauge theory is a type of field theory in which the Lagrangian is invariant under a continuous group of local transformations.The term gauge refers to redundant degrees of freedom in the...
Quantum chromodynamics
In theoretical physics, quantum chromodynamics (QCD) is the theory of strong interactions, a fundamental force describing the interactions between quarks and gluons which make up hadrons such as the p...
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Quantum electrodynamics
In particle physics, quantum electrodynamics (QED) is the relativistic quantum field theory of electrodynamics. In essence, it describes how light and matter interact and is the first theory where ful...
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Quantum gravity
Quantum gravity (QG) is a field of theoretical physics that seeks to describe the force of gravity according to the principles of quantum mechanics.The current understanding of gravity is based on Alb...
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Standard Model
The Standard Model of particle physics is a theory concerning the electromagnetic, weak, and strong nuclear interactions, as well as classifying all the subatomic particles known. It was developed th...
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String theory
In physics, string theory is a theoretical framework in which the point-like particles of particle physics are replaced by one-dimensional objects called strings. String theory aims to explain all typ...