Simulating a Wigner crystals with path integrals was one of the first things I tried in grad school. Very cool for me to see them realized.
Physicists have tried to form a “Wigner crystal” made from electrons for decades. Last month, two independent teams of researchers reported the most direct experimental observations of Wigner crystals yet. @Ironmely@twitter.com reports: https://www.quantamagazine.org/physicists-create-a-bizarre-wigner-crystal-made-purely-of-electrons-20210812/
It's just Ethan.