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Physicist and engineer’s device could provide cheap and early detection of earthquakes, lung cancer and infant lactose intolerance

Physicist and engineer’s device could provide cheap and early detection of earthquakes, lung cancer and infant lactose intolerance

Manfred Fink didn’t set out to build a device that could cheaply test for earthquakes, lung cancer and lactose intolerance. Fink, a professor of physics in the College of Natural Sciences, set out to do the kind of thing that an experimental physicist might do — try to pin down the rest mass of the…   » Continue Reading

How Mark Raizen and his lab — and some borrowed ideas — got atoms under control

How Mark Raizen and his lab — and some borrowed ideas — got atoms under control

Atom Stopper: In his quest to control atoms to a greater and greater degree, Professor Mark Raizen has borrowed ideas from chemistry, electromechanics and plasma physics. His journey demonstrates scientific creativity and the parts that serendipity and intuition play in discovery and that ideas can come from unexpected sources and arrive at unlikely times and places. It started in 2005 when Raizen took up the idea of controlling atoms.

Most powerful laser creates phenomena of universe in physics laboratory

Most powerful laser creates phenomena of universe in physics laboratory

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