The ’Queen of the Night’ does not whistle

Music - Jun 18

New findings about the sound production mechanism of ultra-high-pitched operatic singing. Opera singers have to use the extreme limits of their voice range. Many pedagogical and scientific sources suggest that the highest pitches reached in classical singing can only be produced with a so-called "whistle" voice register, in analogy to ultrasonic vocalizations of mice and rats.

Physics - Jun 14

Quantum entanglement measures Earth rotation


A team of researchers led by Philip Walther at the University of Vienna carried out a pioneering experiment where they measured the effect of the rotation of Earth on quantum entangled photons. The work, just published in Science Advances

Physics - Jun 12

What waves know about their environment


Waves carry information about their surroundings. An exact theory has now been developed at TU Wien - with astonishing results that can be used for technical purposes.

Customised Thermal Radiation

Materials Science

Normally, thermal radiation is a product of randomness, described by the laws of statistical physics.

Physics - Jun 11

Switching Nanomagnets Using Infrared Lasers


Physicists at TU Graz have calculated how suitable molecules can be stimulated by infrared light pulses to form tiny magnetic fields. If this is also successful in experiments, the principle could be used in quantum computer circuits.

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