An experiment conducted on hybrid matter-antimatter atoms has defied researchers’ expectations.
In computer simulations, researchers have discovered that a neural network can infer the amount of matter in a whole universe by studying just one galaxy.
Through his encyclopedic study of the electron, an obscure figure named Stefano Laporta found a handle on the subatomic world’s fearsome complexity.
Physicists are translating commonsense principles into strict mathematical constraints for how our universe must have behaved at the beginning of time.
The unexpected discovery of the double-charm tetraquark gives physicists fresh insight into the strongest of nature’s fundamental forces.
In three towering papers, a team of mathematicians has worked out the details of Liouville quantum field theory, forging a bridge between math and physics.
An enigmatic connection between the forces of nature is allowing physicists to explore the quantum side of gravity.
A new thought experiment indicates that quantum mechanics doesn’t work without strange numbers that turn negative when squared.
To understand how universes might inflate and bump into each other in the hypothetical multiverse, physicists are studying digital and physical analogs of the process.