EINSTEIN, TIME, AND COOL STUFF 2008

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DATE: Saturday, May 31, 2008
TIME: 12:00 PM-1:30 PM
VENUE: Lecture Hall
PARTICIPANT: William Phillips

Explore just how low you can go when Nobel-prize winning physicist William Phillips takes you on a journey to the lowest temperatures ever recorded. Featuring jaw-dropping experiments and a multimedia display, Professor Phillips shows audiences what happens when ordinary objects are taken to the edge of absolute zero. What is the relationship between speed and temperature? How can a magnet create a container? And what does all this have to do with making the perfect clock?

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Physicist and Nobel Laureate 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. His research on manipulating atoms with laser light has led to more accurate atomic clocks and a more fundamental understanding of light-matter interactions.

Photo ©Robert Rathe

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