Thought for the month

“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.”

Abraham Lincoln, US President (1809-65).

Friday, 16 December 2016

What is a zeptosecond - not a lot!

A team in Germany have measured helium photoionization with zeptosecond precision.  This is the greatest accuracy of time determination ever achieved, as well as the first absolute determination of the timescale of photoionization.

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