A single atom, a single picture

This remarkable picture, taken at the Clarendon Laboratory at Oxford University, and showing a single glowing atom of strontium, is the Overall Winner in the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s annual photography competition. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday February 12, 2018. The atom is cooled by a laser inside a ultra-high vacuum chamber and the work provide a pristine platform for exploring and harnessing the unique properties of quantum physics. See PA story SCIENCE Photography. Photo credit should read: David Nadlinger / University of Oxford / EPSRC /PA Wire