At Imperial College in London a team of physicists are creating infinitesimally short pulses of light of great power so that they can probe the dynamics of matter at the smallest scales. The light pulses are millionths of billionths of a second long and have the power of nearly 200 of the UK’s largest power stations. This 4 minute film is a playful story of how the team creates these extraordinary light forms.
Thank you to the scientists: Zara Abdelrahman, Davide Fabris, Felix Frank, William Okel, John Tisch and Tobias Witting. http://www.attosecond.org
This film is part of the Finding Patterns project: http://www.findingpatterns.info