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2Physics Quote:
"About 200 femtoseconds after you started reading this line, the first step in actually seeing it took place. In the very first step of vision, the retinal chromophores in the rhodopsin proteins in your eyes were photo-excited and then driven through a conical intersection to form a trans isomer [1]. The conical intersection is the crucial part of the machinery that allows such ultrafast energy flow. Conical intersections (CIs) are the crossing points between two or more potential energy surfaces."
-- Adi Natan, Matthew R Ware, Vaibhav S. Prabhudesai, Uri Lev, Barry D. Bruner, Oded Heber, Philip H Bucksbaum
(Read Full Article: "Demonstration of Light Induced Conical Intersections in Diatomic Molecules" )

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Through Einstein's Eyes

















Relativistic ride on a roller coaster &
On a desert road at relativistic speed (0.76 times the speed of light)

If you love relativity and get amazed thinking about all its seemingly wierd
concepts and consequences, you would surely like the following websites of
the Physics department of Australian National University (ANU):

Seeing Relativity :
The Australian National University relativistic visualization project has
used supercomputers to simulate what we might see in a world where the
effects of Einstein's theory of special relativity are everyday experiences.
You can also download two extended relativistic optics videos,
Visualizing Special Relativity, and Seeing Relativity, in RealPlayer format.
A complete printer-friendly commentary is also available for the videos.

Through Einstein's Eyes Online :
You may also visit the Through Einstein's Eyes site to find out about their
latest multimedia work on relativistic visualisation.

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