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"Can photons in vacuum interact? The answer is not, since the vacuum is a linear medium where electromagnetic excitations and waves simply sum up, crossing themselves with no interaction. There exist a plenty of nonlinear media where the propagation features depend on the concentration of the waves or particles themselves. For example travelling photons in a nonlinear optical medium modify their structures during the propagation, attracting or repelling each other depending on the focusing or defocusing properties of the medium, and giving rise to self-sustained preserving profiles such as space and time solitons or rapidly rising fronts such as shock waves." -- Lorenzo Dominici, Mikhail Petrov, Michal Matuszewski, Dario Ballarini, Milena De Giorgi, David Colas, Emiliano Cancellieri, Blanca Silva Fernández, Alberto Bramati, Giuseppe Gigli, Alexei Kavokin, Fabrice Laussy, Daniele Sanvitto. (Read Full Article: "The Real-Space Collapse of a Two Dimensional Polariton Gas" )

Sunday, August 16, 2015

"Secrets of the Universe"

2Physics.com is partnering with K2 Communications, a global leader in the production and distribution of IMAX films, which is currently working on the production of a IMAX 3D documentary film titled "Secrets of the Universe". K2 Communications has been commissioned by the National Science Foundation (NSF) by way of a substantial grant to promote the pursuit of an education and/or career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) by inspiring an appreciation for science through the amazing discoveries in the world of particle physics.

The plan is to do this through a spectacular IMAX 3D experience titled "Secrets of the Universe" that will explore some of the most elusive and fascinating phenomena in the cosmos under investigation at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva, Switzerland, and explain today’s advance scientific discoveries in layman's terms. With greater understanding and enthusiasm from the general public, we can expect greater support and progress for STEM.

The film will address, more specifically, the exciting possibilities for discovery during the second run currently under way at the LHC: research on dark matter, antimatter, and parallel universes that has the potential to turn science fiction into science fact. Perhaps most importantly, it will feature the science and engineering feat that is the Large Hadron Collider - arguably humankind’s greatest machine - as a monument to how technology and research build off each other to create perpetual progress.

Multiple award-winning Director Stephen Low – a veteran of more than 15 giant screen documentaries – will lead the film team that includes the highly acclaimed IMAX cinematographer Sean Phillips.

Here is the Link to the "Secrets of the Universe" campaign >>

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