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posted 11. June 2006 01:54
Source: Physics News - American Institute of Physics
Number 779 #2, June 2, 2006 by Phil Schewe and Ben Stein
Existence of Atoms Reaffirmed
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A new experiment has reproduced a landmark 1908 study that demonstrated the physical existence of atoms, even to many of those (such as the chemist William Ostwald) who had doubted that matter consisted of microscopic particles rather than being continuous in nature.
The new experiment, conducted partly as an educational exercise for undergraduates at Harvard, reproduced (with modern equipment) the work in 1908 of Jean-Baptiste Perrin, a French physicist, who in turn was seeking to test a prediction of Albert Einstein.
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