Articles by

Sophia Chen

Antihelium Offers Hope in the Search for Dark Matter

In 2010, physicists at the Large Hadron Collider began producing an exotic form of antimatter known as antihelium. Antimatter...

‘Solar Twins’ Reveal the Consistency of the Universe

Sometimes we must look to the heavens to understand our own planet. In the 17th century, Johannes...

How to Use a Super-Intense Laser to Kick an Electron out of a Molecule

For all its possibilities, nature tends to replay one particular scene over and over again: the confrontation...

A Reboot of the Maxwell’s Demon Thought Experiment—in Real Life

In addition, the second law of thermodynamics signifies the statistical nature of the universe. Its building blocks...

Forget Silicon. This Computer Is Made of Fabric

Dan Preston logs in to our video call in a respectable, nondescript button-up shirt. His personal style...

A Minimalist Approach to the Hunt for Dark Matter

In particular, Antypas’ team uses their experiment to search for a class of dark matter known as...

Quantum Advantage Showdowns Have No Clear Winners

Last month, physicists at Toronto-based startup Xanadu published a curious experiment in Nature in which they generated...

Forget Lasers. The Hot New Tool for Physicists Is Sound

Sound waves can also steer objects inside organisms. Daniel Ahmed, an engineer at ETH Zurich in Switzerland,...