photography

See a single atom in this magnificent photograph

See the tiny dot in the center of the photo above? That’s a single strontium atom, visible to the naked eye. University of Oxford quantum physicist David Nadlinger’s photo (full image below) won this year’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s scientific photography competition.Embroidery Digitising “The idea of being able to see a single atom …

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 …