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Physics is the search for and application of rules that can help us understand and predict the world around us. Central to physics are ideas such as energy, mass, particles and waves. Physics attempts to both answer philosophical questions about the nature of the universe and provide solutions to technological problems.

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    Despite its technological importance, there remain gaps in our understanding of silicon’s electronic behaviour, especially at low temperatures. Measurements close to a metal–insulator transition show signs of a collective many-body quantum state.

    • Mark Lee
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    A scheme for converting qubits between two different representations, discrete and continuous variables, paves the way for more-efficient quantum networks.

    • Hyunseok Jeong
    Nature Photonics 17, 131-132
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    Strongly laser-driven quantum correlated many-body systems lead to the generation of light with exotic quantum features — the quantumness of a many-body system is imprinted on the state of the emitted light.

    • Paraskevas Tzallas