Quantum Chaos? So You Think You Can Dance Chaotically

Wednesday, August 6, 2008 - 13:28 in Physics & Chemistry

A University of Utah study is shedding light on an important, unsolved physics problem: the relationship between chaos theory - which is based on 300-year-old Newtonian physics - and the modern theory of quantum mechanics. The study demonstrated a fundamental new property - what appears to be chaotic behavior in a quantum system - in the magnetic spins within the nuclei of frozen xenon atoms.

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