On October 9, the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Serge Haroche and David Wineland for their work in the area of the interaction between light and matter. So what did they do? They captured a single photon! Which is probably easily understood, if you have one, or more, PhD’s in Physics. But for the rest of us, the smartie pants crew at Minute Physics break it down in 2 minutes and 35 seconds. This is our kind of physics lesson.
Congratulations to Serge Haroche and David Wineland! Nerds make the world a way cooler place. And yeah, physics is awesome.