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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Time Scales: That was fast, really fast

Aaron Bernstein

Aaron Bernstein

Further Findings talked to several researchers at The University of Texas at Austin about the time scales in which they work, ranging from millions and billions of years to fractions of a second.

Aaron Bernstein is a laser physicist and associate director of the High Intensity Laser Group. The group operates the Texas Petawatt Laser.

In explaining the time scales involved in his research, Bernstein sounds like a question on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).

Bernstein works with lasers that blast pulses
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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Time Scales: A billion years? That’s so yesterday

Recent, for Sharon Mosher, is just a billion years ago.

Recent, for Sharon Mosher, is just a billion years ago.

Further Findings talked to several researchers at The University of Texas at Austin about the time scales in which they work, ranging from millions and billions of years to fractions of a second.

Sharon Mosher, a geologist and dean of the Jackson School of Geosciences, talks about working in geologic time.

Sharon Mosher explains what she does as a geologist:

“I’m a structural geologist and I tackle tectonic problems,” she says. “I study everything from
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