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Atoms and Josephson junctions simulate 1D quantum liquid

Quantum simulators confirm Tomonaga–Luttinger theory

What happened to the GW170817 neutron stars after the merger?

Short-lived hypermassive neutron star could have been formed

Spectacular collision of two neutron stars observed for first time

LIGO–Virgo collaboration and dozens of telescopes see gravitational waves and gamma rays from stupendous event, triggering new era in "multi-messenger astronomy"

Ultracold molecules with electric and magnetic moments stick around

Long-lived molecules could shed light on the hyperfine interaction

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