“This is not a smoking gun for superfluidity. This is a cannon.” by Bryan
Physics Breakthrough at MIT
So today at work, I had a little “free time” so I decided to peruse some of my favorite websites for news and updates, but I have this tendency of opening too many windows so my computer crashed and I had to restart. When I restarted my browser, I was at my homepage where I was pleasantly surprised to find some breaking news.
While attempting to understand the fundamental physics behind this discovery would probably be challenging for me right now, I think it’s pretty awesome that these students and faculty could make such an awesome breakthrough. Wolfgang Ketterle, a faculty member, is actually one MIT’s Nobel Laureates. He won the Nobel along with two other MIT alumni a few years back.
From the MIT News Office:
MIT physicists create new form of matter
June 22, 2005
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — MIT scientists have brought a supercool end to a heated race among physicists: They have become the first to create a new type of matter, a gas of atoms that shows high-temperature superfluidity.
For the full article about the physics breakthrough, click here.
For all you out there interested in learning about some other cool physics research projects, here’s a link for more info about Professor Ketterle’s Lab and Research Group as well.