Breaking the wall of microscopic motion [videorecording] : how attophysics captures the fastest phenomena of the microcosm /
150601s2012 nyu016 vleng d
|a49410|bFilms Media Group
|aBreaking the wall of microscopic motion|h[videorecording] :|bhow attophysics captures the fastest phenomena of the microcosm /|cFalling Walls Foundation.
|aNew York :|bFilms Media Group,|cc2012.
|a1 videodiscs (16 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aTitle from container.
|aAn epic jump in our ability to produce innovation will come from the real-time observation of moving matter in the atomic scale. In 2001, Ferenc Krausz and his team pioneered a new technology, enabling the generation and measurement of bursts of light at the speed of attoseconds (one quintillionth of a second), thus bringing us into the era of attophysics, where the fastest physical events can be studied with unprecedented time resolution. Krausz and his team members demonstrated their innovative applications to real-time observation of electron motion. For this achievement, Krausz was awarded the Wittgenstein Award and the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize. In this 2011 Falling Walls lecture video, Ferenc Krausz discusses how these breakthroughs provide unprecedented insight into microscopic processes that are relevant to our life and which constitute the basis for advancing information and medical technologies.