This 3D Quantum Gas Clock Could Redefine Time

Jun Ye: “The reason we get very excited talking about clocks is not just really making time, but really about exploring the frontier problems of quantum physics. Clock, is, I feel, one part of the human endeavor. You can actually turn that into a quantum physics playground.” Inside this basement lab a team of physicists […]

Nobel Prize in Physics: Rainer Weiss (FULL PRESS CONFERENCE)

[SIDE CONVERSATION] I heard your talk [INAUDIBLE]. And now, how about you? That’s right. But for me– [INAUDIBLE]. Welcome to MIT, everyone. And thank you to all who are here with us this morning or able to participate remotely on the phone bridge or via the live webcast. Thank you. We’ll begin with a few […]

Scientists Just Detected Two Supermassive Black Holes on a Collision Course

Supermassive black holes are thought to be at the center of most galaxies, and they are huge. The Milky Way’s own supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A*, is about 4 million times the mass of our sun. But scientists have just spotted two absolute behemoths, that dwarf Sagittarius A*, and they are on a collision course. […]

How Einstein’s Eclipse Changed the Course of Physics Forever

About every 18 months, the Moon passes directly between the Sun and the Earth for a total solar eclipse. This alignment casts a brief shadow on Earth that we can track … and its location changes each time. This year’s eclipse swept across South America, stretching over Chile and Argentina. It was visible over the […]

Top 10 Facts – 2016

*sigh* I guess I have to talk about this? I mean, I’m not even from the US and I am glad the election is over. But it was a big part of 2016 so let’s just get it over with. And just in case I sound a bit strange in this video it’s because I […]