Inspired By: Lene Vestergaard Hau
When I see weird behavior [from male colleagues], my first inclination is not to think, “What’s wrong with me.” It’s, “What the heck is wrong with these guys?”
Of course, in all magic tricks there’s a secret.
There’s a tremendous amount of work building the apparatus, getting the experiment to work. But sitting there late at night in the lab, and knowing light is going at bicycle speed, and that nobody in the history of mankind has ever been here before – that is mind-boggling. It’s worth everything.
Lena Hau is physicist, known for her work with cold atoms and light, as well as a MacArthur Fellow (a.k.a. “The Genius Grant”).