Thursday, July 19, 2007

The Hottest Field in Physics Is Ultracold?

That is certainly what this Wired article seems to imply. People working in this field certainly think it is a very "hot" area of study. People working in nanoscience might have a strong argument with them, though. Certainly, in terms of funding, nanoscience and nanotechnology seems to be getting a lot of funding.



Kent Leung said...

I'm starting my PhD on Ultracold Neutrons in a few months. Not quite the same as BECs but still fun I hope.

Oh from the article:

"At room temperature, atoms spin at speeds of hundreds of thousands of meters per second"

lots of things wrong with that!

ZapperZ said...

Good catch. Yes, that was a rather meaningless statement.