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Picture of Single Trapped Atom Wins UK Science Photography Prize

Image: David Nadlinger/EPSRC Zoom in close on the center of the picture above, and you can spot something you perhaps never thought you’d be able to see: a single atom. Here is a close-up if, you’re having trouble: Image: David Nadlinger/EPSRC This strontium atom is emitting light after being excited by a laser, and it’s …