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New Frontiers with Ultracold Gases

New Frontiers with Ultracold Gases

This video was recorded at MIT World Series: Nobel Laureate Speakers. Better bring a sweater when you visit Wolfgang Ketterle's laboratories. This master of cool has managed to reduce temperatures in his vacuum chambers below those found in interstellar space. "The colder we are, the more we have the potential to make new discoveries," says Ketterle. He won the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physics for generating Bose-Einstein condensates -- atoms that clump together briefly in a gas at frigid temperatures. Now, Ketterle is manipulating these transient events in novel ways. Using a magnetic field, he can generate Bose-Einstein condensates and transport them, potentially to microchips. He envisions supersensitive chips that will help measure rotation and gravity to aid navigation and geological... Show More
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