Someone went and got me a subscription to Scientific American. So I’ve been looking at these popular physics articles, marveling at what they look like post-PhD. I will continue doing this until I get bored.
Today, I will look at an article in the February issue, titled “Giant Atoms”, by Charlie Wood. It’s a short article about the MAGIS-100 experiment, which I was previously unaware of.
I got two main points from the article:
- The MAGIS-100 experiment drops atoms down a 100 meter vacuum tube, creating “room-length” atom waves.
- The experiment will eventually be sensitive to gravitational waves, and new forces that interact with dark matter.