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Items tagged with "interferometry"

An artist's depiction of an atom sitting on a representation of a warped spacetime
May 19, 2021

The Secrets Atoms Hold, Part 2: Gravity

Gravity is a fixture of our everyday lives, particularly apparent when we drop a piece of toast on the kitchen floor or trip over an unseen step. Not surprisingly, physicists have studied gravity heavily over the centuries. The best take to date is Einstein’s theory of general relativity, which has been confirmed by every observation to date.

October 20, 2016

Move over, lasers: Scientists can now create holograms using neutrons

For the first time, a team including scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and JQI have used neutron beams to create holograms of large solid objects, revealing their interior details in ways that ordinary holograms do not.

May 21, 2013

JQI Podcast Episode 8

Phil Schewe discusses how matter, such as atoms and electrons, can display wave-like properties. Steve Rolston describes early scattering experiments. Gretchen Campbell talks about matter waves in the context of modern Bose-Einstein condensate experiments.