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Historical Stern-Gerlach magnets

Welcome home to Prof. Tim St Pierre, who recently completed the American leg of his IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecture tour.

While visiting the Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Tim photographed this historical piece of physics: magnets from the original Stern-Gerlach experiment. This experiment provided evidence that the spatial orientation of an atom’s magnetic moment is quantised.

Magnets from the original Stern-Gerlach experiment

Magnets from the original Stern-Gerlach experiment

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