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Einstein, Time, and Cool Stuff 2008

Saturday, May 31, 2008
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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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William PhillipsPhysicist, 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.

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