Publish Date: 15.02.2021

Category: News from the University

An experiment sheds light on how quantum matter evolves from complexity to simplicity. By cooling atoms to temperature very close to absolute zero where quantum effects are important and using magnetic traps produced by a special electronic chip and lasers to control them, the researchers have been able to accurately monitor the atoms in time. The results have uncovered the precise physical mechanism that leads from a complex initial state to a much simpler final state, providing hints on how nature tends to equilibrium, a long-standing open question of theoretical physics.

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