Maxwell, Einstein, and Their Impossibilities

Speaker: 
Mark Raizen (University of Texas, Austin)
Event Date and Time: 
Thu, 2012-02-02 16:00 - 17:00
Location: 
Hennings 201
Local Contact: 
Kirk Madison
Intended Audience: 
Undergraduate
In 1871, James Clerk Maxwell proposed a thought experiment, and in 1907, Albert Einstein made a prediction. Both men concluded that the experimental realizations would be impossible. In this talk I will describe our recent work that relates to this history, and show how it has enabled new methods for controlling matter with light.
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