December 26, 2012

Quantum Entanglement is Creating New Classifications of All Phases of Matter

In a major paper in Science, Perimeter Faculty member Xiao-Gang Wen reveals a modern reclassification of all 500 phases of matter. Using modern mathematics, Wen and collaborators reveal a new system which can, at last, successfully classify symmetry-protected phases of matter. Their new classification system will provide insight about these quantum phases of matter, which may in turn increase our ability to design states of matter for use in superconductors or quantum computers. The paper provides a revealing look at the intricate and fascinating world of quantum entanglement, and an important step toward a modern reclassification of all phases of matter.

Read more: Quantum Entanglement is Creating New Classifications of All Phases of Matter — daily galaxy.

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