Researchers from IIP-UFRN propose new vision for limitations of the standard model

Published Tue, Sep 29, 2020
Described as an elementary particle similar to the electron, with an electric charge -1 and a spin of 1⁄2, but with a much larger mass, the muon is the subject of several studies that try to improve our understanding of the standard model of physics. An anomaly linked to this particle, the...

Qubits&Quasares with Prof. Eric Cavalcanti

Published Fri, Sep 25, 2020
With a career initiated in the experimental field, and with experience in biophysics and atomic collisions, Prof. Eric Cavalcanti today is more connected to the work in the theoretical field. In this interview with Qubits & Quasares, the researcher at Griffith University (Australia) shares a...

IIP research group participates in international collaboration for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA)

Published Thu, Sep 24, 2020
Image credit: Gabriel Pérez Diaz, IAC   Part of a large multinational project, the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) will be an important scientific tool for the study of our Universe, especially in the search for a definitive answer to the mystery of dark matter (DM). This new...

IIP-UFRN team publishes new article on quantum network testing in PRL

Published Tue, Sep 15, 2020
A new written work on quantum networks, developed by researchers from the International Physics Institute of UFRN and collaborators from other institutions, demonstrates the validity of restrictions on covariance observable in quantum networks. The article Semidefinite Tests for Quantum Network...

Black box physics

Published Fri, Sep 11, 2020
We have known since the 1960’s that quantum theory is incompatible with our most basic intuition about cause and effect relationships. More precisely, Bell's theorem shows us that correlations obtained by measurements in entangled quantum systems cannot be explained by any theory that...

PASCCO school for students takes place this month

Published Tue, Sep 08, 2020
From October 12th to the 16th, the PASCCO physics school (Particles, Astroparticles, Fields and Cosmology) occurs, a virtual event for high school students with an interest in careers in physics and undergraduate physics. The program will feature lectures by several scientists from...