### Schrödinger’s Bewilderment – Quantum Theory Needs Complex Numbers

Physicists construct theories to describe nature. Let us explain it through an analogy with something that we can do in our everyday life, like going…

Physicists construct theories to describe nature. Let us explain it through an analogy with something that we can do in our everyday life, like going…

Scientists at TU Wien answer an age-old question: How can the so-called “teapot effect” be explained? The “teapot effect” has been threatening spotless white tablecloths…

Many people think that mathematics is a human invention. To this way of thinking, mathematics is like a language: it may describe real things in…

Estimate measures information encoded in particles, opens door to practical experiments. Researchers have long suspected a connection between information and the physical universe, with various…

Much of our thinking is flawed because it is based on faulty intuition, says Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams. But by using the framework and tools…

A mathematical model of the body’s interacting physiological and biochemical processes shows that it may be more effective to replace red blood cell transfusion with…

Researchers have developed a mathematical model that can predict the optimum exercise regime for building muscle. The researchers, from the University of Cambridge, used methods…

How many lines can be pairwise separated by the same angle in high dimensions? Geometry breakthrough gives new insights into spectral graph theory. Equiangular lines…

Technion researchers have found an effective solution to the famous age-old, three-body problem in physics. The three-body problem is one of the oldest problems in…

Using theory and experiments, researchers show how apples get their distinct cusp-like features. Apples are among the oldest and most recognizable fruits in the world….

Scientists from the University of Vienna and the Austrian Academy of Sciences have shown that it is possible to fully preserve the mathematical structure of…

In a new study from Skoltech and the University of Kentucky, researchers found a new connection between quantum information and quantum field theory. This work…

Theory of Bubbles Lifts Cell Biology Into a New, More Quantitative Era A study published on September 22, 2021, in the journal Nature details how…

A mathematical equation can assess how you feel about experiences using your mood and brain activity. People can struggle to accurately assess how they feel…

Osaka City University creates a general quantum algorithm, executable on quantum computers, which calculates molecular energy differences without considering relevant total energies. As newly reported…

The Bernese theoretical astrophysicist Kevin Heng has achieved a rare feat: On paper, he has derived novel solutions to an old mathematical problem needed to…

Researchers from the University of Kent, the Research Institute for Environment Treatment, and Vita-Market Ltd have discovered the universal mathematical formula that can describe any…

West Virginia native and NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson would turn 103 this year on the same day as Women’s Equality Day, and many of those…