PBS Space Time

Why Did Attosecond Physics Win the Nobel Prize?

Season 9 Episode 28 | 12m 5s  | Video has closed captioning.

The 2023 Nobel prize in physics has been awarded to three physicists for opening a new window in physics—but it's not a window to a new size scale or a new mode of seeing—-it’s for a new window in time. It’s for attosecond physics—the billionth of a billionth of a second that represents the timescale of the insides of atoms. This year’s Nobel in physics is for a microscope in time.

Aired: 10/19/23

Rating: NR

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