A surprisingly large Casimir force at biophysical interfaces

A surprisingly large Casimir force at biophysical interfaces

A surprisingly large Casimir force at biophysical interfaces     Biophysical interfaces involve electrolytic media such as salt water where Debye screening due to moving ions is extremely effective. It was therefore commonly believed that interactions induced by...
A mosaic made of spins

A mosaic made of spins

A mosaic made of spins      During the past decades, scientists have tried solving problems that take a long time with conventional computers. Recently, it has been demonstrated that quite a few of these problems can be written as a variation of what is called an...
Jean Dalibard receives the 2021 CNRS gold medal

Jean Dalibard receives the 2021 CNRS gold medal

Jean Dalibard receives the 2021 CNRS gold medal Jean Dalibard (Bose-Einstein Condensates team of the laboratory) has received the 2021 CNRS gold medal, one of the most prestigious French scientific awards, for his pioneering work in ultra-cold quantum matter physics....
Dark-soliton molecules in a polariton superfluid

Dark-soliton molecules in a polariton superfluid

Dark-soliton molecules in a polariton superfluid Experiments performed  the Quantum Optics team[1] show that dark solitons in a quantum fluid of polariton quasiparticles can bind together to form a soliton “molecule,” contrary to experiments on other quantum...
Quantum fluctuations of light make Virgo mirrors jitter

Quantum fluctuations of light make Virgo mirrors jitter

Quantum fluctuations of light make Virgo mirrors jitter  A quantum mechanical effect measured for the first time in the Advanced Virgo and LIGO gravitational-wave detectors Quantum mechanics does not only describe the universe at the scale of atoms and elementary...