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Temperature below Absolute Zero is Infinitely Hot
Science gets colder than absolute zero

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"The inverted Boltzmann distribution is the hallmark of negative absolute temperature, and this is what we have achieved," said researcher Ulrich Schneider, a physicist at the University of Munich in Germany. "Yet the gas is not colder than zero kelvin, but hotter. It is even hotter than at any positive temperature — the temperature scale simply does not end at infinity, but jumps to negative values instead."


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Sir Drinksalot
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re: Temperature below Absolute Zero is Infinitely Hot
I don't understand.


iliveinabox
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re: Temperature below Absolute Zero is Infinitely Hot
ok


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Wishnitwas1998
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re: Temperature below Absolute Zero is Infinitely Hot
No one understands


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Papa Tigah
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Scruffy
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re: Temperature below Absolute Zero is Infinitely Hot
Wait, so they went below absolute zero and it happens to be hotter than absolute zero?


What? I don't even...


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waiting4saturday
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re: Temperature below Absolute Zero is Infinitely Hot
So cold it burns?

ETA: I thought absolute zero was impossible because that meant no molecular motion?
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CENLALSUFAN
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re: Temperature below Absolute Zero is Infinitely Hot
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the temperature scale simply does not end at infinity, but jumps to negative values instead."


so negative is greater than positive..

essentially saying "LESS IS MORE"


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re: Temperature below Absolute Zero is Infinitely Hot
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Absolute zero is often thought to be the coldest temperature possible. But now researchers show they can achieve even lower temperatures for a strange realm of "negative temperatures." Oddly, another way to look at these negative temperatures is to consider them hotter than infinity, researchers added.


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Bayou Tiger
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I don't understand.
Me either. The GIF was my reaction after reading this and remembering why I don't open science articles.


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noonan
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re: Temperature below Absolute Zero is Infinitely Hot
Wait, this isn't Germans?

I read about this a day or two ago. Figured it had to have already been posted here.

I guess it was just from last night.

Still surprised it hasn't been posted.
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BROffshoreTigerFan
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re: Temperature below Absolute Zero is Infinitely Hot
Science and shit


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LSUcdro
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re: Temperature below Absolute Zero is Infinitely Hot
sounds cold or hot? not quite sure what to say in this thread



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The Easter Bunny
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re: Temperature below Absolute Zero is Infinitely Hot
I do science with ultracold atoms (millikelvin temperatures) and this shite is still crazy to me


Scruffy
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re: Temperature below Absolute Zero is Infinitely Hot
I honestly have no idea what the frick it is talking about.


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Sir Drinksalot
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re: Temperature below Absolute Zero is Infinitely Hot
MAYBE...if u get above "absolute hot as shit" it turns back to cold.



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re: Temperature below Absolute Zero is Infinitely Hot
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"The inverted Boltzmann distribution is the hallmark of negative absolute temperature, and this is what we have achieved," said researcher Ulrich Schneider, a physicist at the University of Munich in Germany. "Yet the gas is not colder than zero kelvin, but hotter. It is even hotter than at any positive temperature — the temperature scale simply does not end at infinity, but jumps to negative values instead."


Physicists trolling us hard


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