Friday, April 11, 2014

getting science-y

full lesson here

higgs boson
which he mentions in the video above

dipping our toes into quantum physics:
and here.

elementary particle of light,
a single quantum of light

186,000 miles per second
we've all learned this, but a refresher never hurts

simultaneously existing in multiple states
as in: yes AND no

bose-einstein condensate: herehere, and here
basically, uber-cold gasses

used bose-einstein condensate to
slow light down to 17 meters per second,
and then stopped it completely.
note: prior to her success, her peers thought the idea was crazy.
note: i love that her last name is pronounced "how?"
her wikipedia page is herebut this interview is better.


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