Magnetic Magic

04/08/11
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Magnets have always instilled wonder in both children and adults alike with their seemingly magical properties. In this clip from the 2010 festival, Nobel Prize winning physicist William Phillips demonstrates how scientists utilize magnetic fields to perform otherwise impossible tasks, such as trapping atoms.

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Date: Saturday June 5, 2010
Time: 12:30 PM-02:00 PM
Venue: NYU Kimmel Center, Eisner & Lubin Auditorium
Participants: William Phillips

Back by popular demand, Nobel prize-winning physicist William Phillips takes us on a voyage to the lowest temperatures ever recorded. What is an atomic clock and why do they keep better time when they’re cold? And just what is the relationship between speed, temperature and relativity? Phillips shows us with jaw-dropping experiments what happens when ordinary objects are taken to the edge of absolute zero....[Read more]

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