Theoretical Background.- The History of 229mTh.- Experimental Setup.- Measurements.- Conclusion and Outlook.
About the Author
Lars von der Wense has studied physics and mathematics at the University of Hamburg, Germany, finishing his diploma in theoretical physics in 2009 before proceeding to a master's course in applied mathematics at the University of Cambridge, UK. In 2011 he started his PhD at the Ludwig-Maximilians- University of Munich in experimental physics, leading to the successful direct detection of the thorium-229 nuclear clock transition, the nuclear state of lowest known energy that had resisted observation for 40 years. This work was published with Nature and elected into the top 10 physics breakthroughs of the year 2016 by Physics World.