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Einstein, Time, and the Coldest Stuff in the Universe

Date & Time

Saturday, June 2, 2012
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Location

The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College

Nobel prize-winning physicist William Phillips returns to the World Science Festival for another spellbinding journey to the lowest temperatures ever recorded. What’s an atomic clock and why does it keep better time when cold? What’s the relationship between speed, temperature and relativity? Through crackling, fizzing, popping experimentation, see what happens when ordinary objects plunge to the edge of absolute zero.

Participants

  • William Phillips

    Physicist and Nobel Laureate in in Physics Nobel Prize-winning physicist William Phillips is a professor at the University of Maryland and leads the Laser Cooling and Trapping Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. More »