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Absolute Zero

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Man’s progress is typically glorified as the mastery of heat. Of molten metal. Of factories, cities, rockets, electricty and light. The sun and the stars. The less glamourous end of the temperature scale gets less attention, but has been just as responsible for the growth of human civilisation. Without refrigeration, for example, modern society could […]

Wolfgang Ketterle: The Coldest Matter in the Universe

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Nobel Prize winner and owner of the best accent in science, Wolfgang Ketterle is one of the foremost researchers into one of the most intriguing areas of Physics – the study of matter at ultra cold temperatures. In particular the Bose-Einstein condensate, where quantum effects like the wave nature of matter can actually be seen […]