Extreme Physics with Single Atoms

Saturday, 24 October 2020, 12:15:00 am UTC

How can we show what we know about atoms? Experiments with a single atom are a good starting point. In this talk Erik will describe how he and his team captured the first image of a single atom’s shadow and subsequently adapted that experiment to measure extremely small forces, roughly a millionth billionth (10^-15) that of gravity on a grain of sand.

Dr Erik Streed