Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Nobel Optics

Roy Glauber, John Hall and Germany’s Theodor Haensch, Rueters: Explaining what his and Haensch’s teams of researchers had accomplished, Hall said: "Most people have been using a radio dial to scan frequencies to find the right music, we’ve made it possible to do the same in the optical realm."

pk adds: I remember Isaac Asimov saying that light could hold millions of times more information than the radio spectrum.

"One of the best applications is to test whether what we teach in physics is true or just approximately true," he said.

pk adds: Now that’s music to my heart.

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