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Ultracold Experiments Heat Up Quantum Research

March 16, 2012

researchers examining experimental hardware University of Chicago physicists have experimentally demonstrated for the first time, that atoms chilled to temperatures near absolute zero may behave like seemingly unrelated natural systems of vastly different scales, offering potential insight into links between the atomic realm and deep questions of cosmology. Full Story

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