You make an lensing system which lets you COMPLETELY BATHE a single point in a TON of identical photons.
And then? If everything works out, TWO OF THE PHOTONS GET EATEN LIKE A HUNGRY HUNGY HIPPO, and then spit out as a single photon with twice THE ENERGY. it has twice the frequency, so it’s a MUCH DIFFERENT COLOUR from everything around it.
SO CRAZY. SO AWESOME. you can use it to look at stuff inside a cell.
our guest today is a STAR FROM BROADWAY!! so fancy! If you’re in new york around now, he’s in a play called “Desire” at 59e59 theater !
Physicists: Nicole Prent, Jacqueline Townsend
Intro Music: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Exit Music: John Vanderslice