“Boffins create quantum gas with temperature BELOW absolute zero”

I’m breaking my self-imposed silence to mention an article that really caught my interest today. From near the end of the article:

[…] As Wolfgang Ketterle of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology told Nature, “This may be a way to create new forms of matter in the laboratory.”

Boffins have theorized that such sub-zero matter would have weird properties, such as seeming to defy gravity, and that studying it could yield insight into the cosmic force known as “dark energy”.

That’s the sort of thing that gets us science-geek types going. 🙂