Topic: Michael Marder

How Mark Raizen and his lab -- and some borrowed ideas -- got atoms under control

June 14, 2010

Atom Stopper: In his quest to control atoms to a greater and greater degree, Professor Mark Raizen has borrowed ideas from chemistry, electromechanics and plasma physics. His journey demonstrates scientific creativity and the parts that serendipity and intuition play in discovery and that ideas can come from unexpected sources and arrive at unlikely times and places. It started in 2005 when Raizen took up the idea of controlling atoms.

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Measure time, see the Earth turn

April 20, 2009

Visit the architectural wonder that is Leon the Pendulum (named after the French physicist Jean Bernard Léon Foucault).

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$12.5 Million National Science Foundation Grant to Fund UTeachEngineering Program for Educators

Sept. 23, 2008

The University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering, College of Natural Sciences and College of Education have been awarded $12.5 million by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to prepare educators to teach engineering to Texas high-school students.

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