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COS Connects: What are quantum materials anyways?

Hear from Professor Paul Stevenson and colleagues to learn about how physicists are researching ways to further understand quantum materials and their potential benefits. Our researchers will help deconstruct the complexity of quantum science and explain the potential advancements and impact on daily lives.
December 09, 2021

Using this billion-dollar laser, physicists hope to probe the quantum world for new discoveries

Say you’re an aspiring physicist, probing the quantum world to gain insight into the fundamental nature of reality. There are two ways to go about your scientific odyssey, but both involve very expensive machinery. One way is to smash a bunch of atoms together, revealing their subatomic guts; another is to toss them under a […]
September 13, 2021

‘Holy grail discovery’ in solid-state physics could usher in new technologies

There are many mysteries still to unravel in the world of quantum mechanics, but scientists at Northeastern believe they’ve made a “holy grail” discovery that could help pave the way for the next generation of electronic devices. Their findings, published recently in Nature, center mostly on the discovery of a so-called topological axion insulator, a […]
August 10, 2021

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