Physics for the 21st Century

2010, Science Media Group, Annenberg Learner

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Physics for the 21st Century is directed at high school and college students and professors to bring them up to date on the latest discoveries and thinking.

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Laser Cooling Interactive

The website includes three hands-on labs to help visitors conduct virtual experiments. The goal of this activity is to slow the atoms so they can be captured in the trap. This is acheived by setting the temperature of the oven and adjusting the strength of the magnets. Note: This feature was created before the widespread adoption of HTML5 and was programmed in Flash which will not play on some browsers and devices. Flash files will play in Chrome with the Flash plug-in installed.

Laser Cooling Interactive