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Physics Breakthrough: New Form of Matter, Excitonium, Finally Proved to Exist After 50
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
After 50 years of theories and thwarted attempts, scientists have finally proved the existence of a new form of matter. The never-before-detected condensate is called excitonium, a name first coined in the 1960s by Harvard theoretical physicist Bert Halperin. Halperin is now 76. Peter Abbamonte, the physicist responsible for the discovery, recently saw him at a party; Halperin was, apparently, excited. read more


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