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Jul 18, 2022

MIT Physicists Harness Quantum “Time Reversal” for Detecting Gravitational Waves and Dark Matter

Posted by in categories: cosmology, particle physics, quantum physics

A new technique to measure vibrating atoms could improve the precision of atomic clocks and of quantum sensors for detecting dark matter or gravitational waves.

Gravitational waves are distortions or ripples in the fabric of space and time. They were first detected in 2015 by the Advanced LIGO detectors and are produced by catastrophic events such as colliding black holes, supernovae, or merging neutron stars.

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