10 Oct '12, 3am

Quantum Physicists Snatch Nobel Prize: American and French scientists studied elusive quantum states in isolated...

David J. Wineland of the United States and Serge Haroche of France will be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics “for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems”. Affiliated with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Wineland’s work allows for “optical” clocks that reach a precision of 10-17 seconds, a hundred times better than the caesium clocks that set the official time in the United States. Optical clocks use a self-referential technique—one ion is used as a clock, another is used to read the clock without altering its fragile quantum state. Their precision allows for measurement of the effects of relativity—like time dilation and gravitational shifts—even across distances as small as tens of meters. So far optical clocks have run in Wineland’s lab for “many hours and days,” he said in an intervi...

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