Thought for the month

“The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.”
Thomas Huxley, Scientist (1825-95).

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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