The Best of the Physics arXiv Blog 2019

December 27th, 2019

The most popular arXivblog stories of 2019 …

1. A quantum experiment suggests there’s no such thing as objective reality

2. After 4000 years, mathematician discovers a simple proof for solving any quadratic equation

3. Sorry, graphene—borophene is the new wonder material that’s got everyone excited

4. “Magic: The Gathering” is officially the world’s most complex game

5. The hipster effect: Why anti-conformists always end up looking the same

6. Neural net solves three-body problem 100 million times faster than conventional solvers

7. Machine learning reveals exactly how much of a Shakespeare play was written by someone else

8. A new camera can photograph you from 45 kilometers away

9. First sighting of a natural biomolecule behaving as a quantum wave

10. Neural net reads and then automatically deciphers lost language Linear B

The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending 22 December, 2019)

December 22nd, 2019

This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv

Origin of Earth’s Water: Sources and Constraints

Can We Travel to the Past? Irreversible Physics Along Closed Timelike Curves

Tools for Mathematical Ludology

Applications of Near-Term Photonic Quantum Computers: Software and Algorithms

Rethinking Superdeterminism

The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending 8 December, 2019)

December 9th, 2019

This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv

A Simple Proof of the Quadratic Formula

Quantum Gravity in the Lab: Teleportation by Size and Traversable Wormholes

Relative contributions of Shakespeare and Fletcher in Henry VIII: An Analysis Based on Most Frequent Words and Most Frequent Rhythmic Patterns

Spotting Insects from Satellites: Modeling the Presence of Culicoides Imicola Through Deep CNNs

Time Travel Paradoxes and Multiple Histories

Quantum-Chemistry Based Design of Halobenzene Derivatives With Augmented Affinities for the HIV-1 viral G4/C16 Base-Pair

Experimentally Demonstration of the Repulsive Casimir Force in the Gold-Cyclohexane-PTFE System

The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending 23 November, 2019)

November 22nd, 2019

This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv

The 3D Genome Shapes the Regulatory Code of Developmental Genes

Dynamical Heart Beat Correlations as a Measure of Exercise Intensity

Scale-Up of Room-Temperature Constructive Quantum Interference From Single Molecules to Self-Assembled Molecular-Electronic Films

Chemical Cloaking

Emergence of Life in an Inflationary Universe

A Simple Proof of the Quadratic Formula

Chip-to-Chip Quantum Teleportation and Multi-Photon Entanglement in Silicon

The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending 9 November, 2019)

November 11th, 2019

This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv

Making an Invisibility Cloak: Real World Adversarial Attacks on Object Detectors

How Parasites Expand the Computational Landscape of Life

Very Early Warning Signal for El Niño in 2020 With a 4 in 5 Likelihood

Printing Flowers? Custom-tailored Photonic Cellulose Films with Engineered Surface Topography

AttoSats: ChipSats, other Gram-Scale Spacecraft, and Beyond

Planck Evidence for a Closed Universe and a Possible Crisis for Cosmology

The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending 2 November, 2019)

November 2nd, 2019

This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv

Quantum Effects in The Brain: A Review

Metamath Zero: The Cartesian Theorem Prover

Magic Continuum in Twisted Bilayer WSe2

Grand Unified Neutrino Spectrum at Earth

Detection of a Water Tracer in Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov

Beyond Fortune 500: Women in a Global Network of Directors

The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending 19 October, 2019)

October 19th, 2019

This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv

Experimental Realization of an Intrinsically Error-Protected Superconducting Qubit

What Would Happen if We Were About 1 pc Away From a Supermassive Black Hole?

Resilient Habitability of Nearby Exoplanet Systems

Restoring Ancient Text Using Deep Learning: a Case Study on Greek Epigraphy

Random Forest Model Identifies Serve Strength as a Key Predictor of Tennis Match Outcome

A Dual-Hormone Closed-Loop Delivery System for Type 1 Diabetes Using Deep Reinforcement Learning

Dialog On a Canvas With a Machine

Machine Truth Serum

The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending 28 September, 2019)

September 30th, 2019

This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv

Coherence as Witness for Quantumness of Gravity

Topological Wormholes

3D Printed Actuators: Reversibility, Relaxation and Ratcheting

Pattern Formation by Droplet Evaporation and Imbibition in Watercolor Paintings

Virtual Guide Dog: Next Generation Pedestrian Signal for the Visually Impaired

Towards Large-Scale Quantum Networks

Digital Beings as an Option to Study Gut Flora Evolution and Adaptation

The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending 7 September, 2019)

September 9th, 2019

This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv

CubeSat Communications: Recent Advances and Future Challenges

Traversable Asymptotically Flat Wormholes with Short Transit Times

Playing Magic Tricks to Deep Neural Networks Untangles Human Deception

Disagreeing About Crocs and Socks: Creating Profoundly Ambiguous Color Displays

Quantum Blackjack or Can MIT Bring Down the House Again?

The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending 3 August, 2019)

August 4th, 2019

This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv

Green AI

High-Pressure Hybrid Materials That Can Store Hydrogen in Table Salt

Political Network of Central Power Agents: Case of Missi Dominici

100 years of the First Experimental Test of General Relativity

Neural Signatures of Motor Skill in the Resting Brain

Eddington, Lemaitre and the Discovery of the Expanding Universe