Schrödinger in Space

The Schrödinger Equation makes an unlikely appearance at the astronomical scale _Caltech

The fastest light-driven current source

Scientists from the Chair of Laser Physics and the Chair of Applied Physics at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have succeeded in switching on a current with a desired direction in graphene using a single laser pulse within a femtosecond ­­ – a femtosecond corresponds to the millionth part of a billionth of a second. This is more than a thousand times faster compared to the most efficient transistors today.

Astrochemistry………A racetrack for ultra – cold molecules

– It is now easier to investigate space chemistry on Earth as well. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (MPIK) in Heidelberg have conducted initial experiments in a unique electrostatic storage ring for ultra-cold molecules, in which they reproduce the conditions found in space.