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Light and Time, Question for a Physicistd

June 14, 2017

Sent this question about LIGHT AND TIME, to ASK A MATHEMATICIAN See there website at
askamathematician.com

My Question.
Light is outside time, but if it enters a Bose Einstein Condensate, it slows down. How do we reconcile that the photon is both outside time, but slows down?

Their Answer.
There’s a post here that talks about that a bit.

http://www.askamathematician.com/2013/07/q-what-does-it-mean-for-light-to-be-stopped-or-stored/

Basically, when light exists, it’s traveling at c. When light “slows down”, then at least part of the time it’s not light. In the experiments where light is “stopped” it would be more accurate to say that it is “stored”. Very carefully prepared condensates (not just any old condensate) stops light kinda like a vinyl record stops sound (kinda). Hope that helps!
-Physicist

Fragile as a …

May 27, 2017

fragile as a
pane of glass
holding back a
field of stars

What a Day (Astronomy Poem)

May 19, 2017

What a day
when he figured it out –
Not a star cluster
within our galaxy
but its own
with another behind it
and another and another
and a field of them
that seemed to stretch
back and back further.

Moon Poem

May 19, 2017

He made his roof
a magnifying glass.
When stars came out
he could touch each one.
When the Moon came out
he could gather stones.

Writings In Science (Art)

May 12, 2017


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