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Nov 2012 - Time, Einstein, and the Coolest Stuff in the Universe

Nobel Laureate William D Phillips will be giving a talk on his research performed on some of the coldest atoms in the Universe. It will be full of live experiments followed by a once in a life-time opportunity to discuss physics with Prof. Phillips.

At the beginning of the 20th century Einstein changed the way we think about Time. At the beginning of the 21st century Einstein's thinking is shaping one of the key scientific and technological wonders: atomic clocks, the best timekeepers ever made.

Super-accurate clocks are essential to industry, commerce, and science. They are the heart of the Global Positioning System (GPS), which guides airplanes, hikers and lost people home. Atomic clocks are still being improved through research on atoms cooled to incredibly low temperatures.

Atomic gases reach temperatures less than a billionth of a degree above Absolute Zero (far colder than any place on Earth). Super-cold atoms are at the heart of Primary Clocks, which can reach an accuracy even better than one second in 100 million years. Such clocks prove some of Einstein's strangest predictions.

The event is on Friday the 9th of November at 7pm, Aula Magna, Valletta Campus. Everyone is welcome. For more information and bookings, kindly contact 23402524 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Free Entrance.