Tiny Einstein is created in super-cold microscopic detail—3 November 2016

As part of an ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems project, scientists from The University of Queensland have imprinted images of Einstein and Indian physicist Satyendra Nath Bose on a super-cold microscopic fluid to demonstrate a physics state first predicted by the famed pair in 1925.

School of Mathematics and Physics researchers produced the 0.1 mm images to demonstrate their control of a physics state known as a Bose-Einstein condensate, at a microscopic scale. The surface is 100 million times colder than interstellar space and the width of a cross-section of a human hair.

 

Media issued by The University of Queensland.

Image: Colder than space and smaller than the width of a human hair. Einstein and Satyendra Nath Bose in a super-cold microscopic quantum fluid.
Image courtesy: ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems, The University of Queensland, http://bec.equs.org.

Original Published Date: 
Thursday, November 3, 2016