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http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-06-quantum-leaper.html

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This month, his latest breakthrough, successfully modeling a quantum spin liquid, is featured on the cover of Science magazine. Such a liquid is a new state of matter invisible to the naked eye that experts more than 30 years ago hypothesized might exist. It could be a key to understanding superconductivity and building quantum computers. White and graduate student Simeng Yan - in collaboration with a Princeton University physicist - created the first realistic computer model conclusively identifying a quantum spin liquid, depicting it as a wedge of darkness above a floating red and blue lattice of atomic connections.

“It’s a testament to Steve’s continued groundbreaking work,” says department chair Bill Parker. “Being on the cover of Science – the largest, most respected interdisciplinary journal in the world – is a great honor.”
Somebody give this man a Nobel Prize.
Better yet, make it two!
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Is this kinda like a super fluid?
Or just matter that allows for the bose-einstein effects?
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Dang this blew my mind out of the water.
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Someone should put this in a w/c loop.
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Wonder why they felt the need to state that hes white.
    
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Wonder why they felt the need to state that hes white.
The main researcher's name is Steven White. His assistant is Simeng Yan.
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Wonder why they felt the need to state that hes white.
"Acclaimed for a breakthrough algorithm, physicist Steven White is now first to model a new state of matter."
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Wonder why they felt the need to state that hes white.
That's his name....
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So what exactly is going on?

Extreme curvatures of space-time at a very small scale turning subatomic particles into something that looks like an accretion disk? That's what the picture looks like, and the term "spin-liquid" sounds like to a non-physicist.

How do antiferromagnets work? (*edit*, nevermind, wiki has a pic that explains it)
Edited by willis888 - 6/21/11 at 9:45am
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Wonder why they felt the need to state that hes white.
Not sure if trolling or very stupid...
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