Mercury$mdash$the Rosetta stone of physics? Conference Paper uri icon


  • A surprisingly long list of historical experiments have used mercury atoms. Thus, these atoms have contributed a tremendous number of the pieces to the jigsaw puzzle of physics as we know it today. This legacy continues up to the present. We illustrate the latest phases of this legacy via two ongoing experiments based on mercury: an implementation of Bohm's version of an Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen experiment and UV-lasing without inversion.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Optics B: Quantum and Semiclassical Optics

author list (cited authors)

  • Walther, T., & Fry, E. S

complete list of authors

  • Walther, Thomas||Fry, Edward S

publication date

  • January 1, 2002 11:11 AM