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Nobel Prize for Physics – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on October 10th, 2012.

The 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Serge Haroche and David J. Winelan. The Laureates independently invented and developed ground-breaking methods for measuring and manipulating individual particles while preserving their quantum-mechanical nature, in ways that were previously thought unattainable. The official Nobel announcement and background on the award winning research can be […]

Light trap for single atom devised

Dacia Herbulock posted in on September 27th, 2010.

University of Otago physicists have found a way to trap a single atom, using a clever technique to circumvent the quantum uncertainties involved. Their  research, published today in the journal Nature Physics, uses laser cooling techniques and “optical tweezers” to isolate and hold in place one rubidium 85 atom. (The image at right shows an atom caught […]

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