The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) performs an impressive feat every time it accelerates billions of protons to nearly the speed of light – and not in terms of the energy … Continue Reading Where is the coolest lab in the universe?
Consider this post the latest in a loosely defined series about atomic cooling techniques that I’ve been writing since June 2018. Atoms can’t run a temperature, but things made up … Continue Reading When cooling down really means slowing down
It’s a matter of some irony that forces that act across larger distances also give rise to lots of empty space – although the more you think about it, the … Continue Reading Atoms within atoms
It’s fun to think about the implications of a film’s antagonists being modelled after a phenomenon I’ve often read/written about but never thought about that way.
The BEC was Einstein’s last major prediction and it took a revolution in quantum optics to be realised.
About three weeks from now, the Nobel Foundation will announce the winners of the 2015 Nobel Prizes. Every year, commentators, opinionators and enthusiasts try to guess who will win the awards … Continue Reading The Nobel intent
“Once people tell me what symmetry the system starts with and what symmetry it ends up with, and whether the broken symmetries can be interchanged, I can work out exactly … Continue Reading A simplification of superfluidity