# Science news articles about 'wave functions'

### Does the quantum wave function represent reality?

... mechanics lies the*wave**function*, a probability*function*used by ... nanoscale world. Using the*wave**function*, physicists can calculate ... how to interpret the*wave**function*: does it representative ...### New technique uses fraction of measurements to efficiently find quantum wave functions

... system is coded in its*wave**function*, which until recently could ... reliably determine a system's*wave**function*by "weakly" measuring one ... them to measure the full*wave**function*. Compression is widely used ...### Paper stirs up controversy over the nature of the quantum wave function

... nature of the quantum*wave**function*, a probability*function*that physicists use to ... assertion that the*wave**function*is real, not some*function*that is dependent ...### Can the wave function of an electron be divided and trapped?

... 's quantum state -- the electron*wave**function*-- can be separated into many ...### Impurity atoms introduce waves of disorder in exotic electronic material

... at the quantum mechanical*wave**functions*of the electrons surrounding ... . "Our measurements revealed*waves*of disturbance in the ... widespread destruction: "The*waves*of disturbance surrounding each ...### New Quantum Particle Calculations Make Waves in Field

Researchers developed a technique to calculate quantum*wave**functions*350 times faster than previous methods.### The birth of quantum holography: Making holograms of single light particles!

... which the*wave**functions*of photons interact.*Wave**function*is a ... to understanding what the*wave**function*really is," explains ... quantum holography to reconstruct*wave**function*of an individual photon ...### Quantum experiment verifies Einstein's 'spooky action at a distance'

... collapse of a particle's*wave**function*. According to quantum mechanics ... to demonstrate non-local*wave**function*collapse with a single ... measurements, you see the*wave**function*collapse in different ways, ...### Scientists find way to maintain quantum entanglement in amplified signals

... form of a Gaussian*wave*packet." A*wave**function*is a basic ... physical characteristic, the same*wave**function*has to be exposed to ... said. Using photons whose*wave**function*has a different shape should ...### The mind's eye scans like a spotlight

... brain*function*. This work suggests a new role for brain*waves*— ... expand their search for brain*wave**function*beyond the visual. They ... discover whether brain*waves*are specific to visual*function*or act ...### Catching calcium waves could provide Alzheimer's insights

... Aβ) spontaneously trigger calcium*waves*in purified cultures of ... is an intercellular calcium*wave*and its propagation," explained ... . Today's fMRI (*functional*magnetic resonance imaging) tools ...### Rice lab mimics Jupiter's Trojan asteroids inside a single atom

... are combined to create a "*wave**function*" that describes all the ... found. Normally, an electron's*wave**function*looks like a diffuse cloud ... field pulses to collapse the*wave**function*of an electron in ...### Bearded dragons show REM and slow wave sleep

... ancestral design, to understand cortical*function*, dynamics and computation. In ... seeing REM and slow-*wave*sleep? Answering this question ... bursty neuronal firing (slow-*wave*sleep); another characterized by ...### New undertsanding of gut hormones and gut function sheds light on obesity

... "Altered Postprandial Gastric and Autonomic*Functions*in Obese Subjects." Measures of ... percentage of normal slow*waves*was reduced with the ... a reduction in normal slow*waves*of the stomach) with fatty ...### Predicting wave power could double marine-based energy

... themselves to each oncoming*wave*to*function*properly, which requires ... knowledge of the characteristics of the incoming*wave*... help to improve the*functioning*of the WECs ...