Prototype device enables photon-photon interactions at room temperature for quantum computing

Mon, Jun 19, 2017
Ordinarily, light particles—photons—don't interact. If two photons collide in a vacuum, they simply pass through each other. An efficient way to make photons interact could open new prospects for both classical optics and quantum computing, an experimental technology that promises...

IIP-UFRN hosts the 2017 Abrikosov Award

Mon, Jun 12, 2017 | Tags: The ceremony was hosted during the XVI International Workshop on Vortex Matter
In a special night at the IIP auditorium, the 2017 Abrikosov Award ceremony was hosted during the “16th International Workshop on Vortex Matter”. This year professors Johann W. Blatter, Valerii M. Vinokur, Mikhail V. Feigel’man and Vadim B. Geshkenbein received the award for their...

Big Bell Test release new information and start new tests

Tue, Jun 06, 2017
Last year the ICFO – Institute of Photonic Sciences – coordinated an international experiment of global proportions, in order to collect data and test the laws of physics with the help of volunteers from all over the world. The BIG Bell Test: worldwide quantum experiments powered by...

LIGO Detects Gravitational Waves for Third Time

Thu, Jun 01, 2017 | Tags: Results confirm new population of black holes
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) has made a third detection of gravitational waves, ripples in space and time, demonstrating that a new window in astronomy has been firmly opened. As was the case with the first two detections, the waves were generated when two black...

Exploring the relationship between the two-body and the collective

Wed, May 31, 2017
From batteries to biology, salt-containing liquids are vital to continued performance. Accurately understanding the behavior of these liquids relies on correctly depicting the molecular structures they form. Dr. Marcel Baer, Dr. Timothy Duignan, and Dr. Christopher Mundy at Pacific Northwest...

IIP hosts workshop on Collective Spin Transport in Electrical Insulators

Fri, May 26, 2017
From April 24 to May 26 the IIP hosted the workshop Collective Spin Transport in Electrical Insulators, when researchers from different countries gathered to debate the latest’s achievements in the fields of spintronics. “The program of the event was very good, because it leave Mondays...