• Photo of a Single Atom Wins Top Prize in Science Photography Contest

    5 days ago - By Colossal

    Image © David Nadlinger / Oxford University
    You might need your glasses for this one. Quantum physicist David Nadlinger from the University of Oxford managed to capture an image that would have been impossible only a few years ago: a single atom suspended in an electric field viewable by the naked eye. The amazing shot titled “Single Atom in an Ion Trap” recently won the overall prize in the UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council science photo and imaging contest. You can see the atom in the shot above, the tiny speck at the very center.
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