The Supersizing of Quantum Physics

The supersizing of quantum physics
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Quantum physics is the realm of tiny particles no longer. Scientists at the giant gravitational wave detector LIGO in the US are now measuring the quantum effects of 40-kilogram mirrors used to detect gravitational waves. While physicists routinely observe quantum effects in nanometre-scale experiments, LIGO team member Robert Ward says this new level of sensitivity was unmatched in other experiments. ANU’s Nutsinee Kijbunchoo (left) and Terry McRae building a squeezer table at LIGO Hanford. Credit: ANU “There’s nowhere else close, nothing like it. That’s as big as my kids!” says Ward, who is part of the OzGrav Research Centre […]

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