Volume 19 - January-March 2013
Story 1 - 14/1/2013 - THE INTERVIEW with Allard Mosk
Imaging through Scattering Media
Thanks to recent advances in Optics, looking trough turbid materials is no longer just a simple dream of few. In the following interview, Allard Mosk from the University of Twente takes us through a backstage tour of this fast emerging research field.
Story 2 - 23/1/2013
Close up on DNA
We know quite a bit about our genetic code, the DNA. We know its composition, its structure, and also its function. However, we have not yet been able to look at the famous double-helix directly. Using some powerful microscopy techniques it is now possible to actually look at the primary windings of a DNA bundle.
Story 3 - 8/2/2013
Out-of-equilibrium phenomena can be the source of many a novel discovery. They are wondrous to work with, yet tough at the same time. And their very complexity is what makes them an interesting, albeit exacting challenge. The interaction between Brownian motion and optical forces now comes to provide us with new insights into these phenomena.
Story 4 - 20/3/2013
Hot Science Below Absolute Zero
Ultracold atoms afford scientists incredible control over the behavior of gas particles. And near impossible physics, in the form of negative absolute temperatures, for example, ensues!
Story 5 - 28/3/2013
A New Twist to Optical Detectors
A new arrival in the family of optical detectors gives a new twist to the detection of the orbital angular momentum of light. This could make classical and quantum optical communications even easier.