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A simple wire and a creative professor inspire physicist

It was just a simple iron wire, strung across the ceiling, that when heated by a current expanded and dropped lower. But that wire, along with a professor willing to take a different approach, confirmed in Peter Beiersdorfer's mind that experimental physics was the way to go.

Last updated on Thursday 12 September 2013