How To Measure The Tiniest Forces In The Universe
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 Published On Dec 12, 2022

This lab measures the tiniest forces in the universe. This video is sponsored by Brilliant. You can get started for free, or the first 200 people to sign up via get 20% off a yearly subscription.

Thanks to Rich Press and NIST for the great visit.
Thanks to Dr. Gordon Shaw for showing us around his lab and teaching us about measuring tiny forces.
You can check out all the cool work going on at NIST here:


Lee, J. (2016). Measuring Tiny Forces With Light. NIST. –

Melcher, J., Stirling, J., Guzman, F., Pratt, J. & Shaw, G. (2014). A self-calibrating optomechanical force sensor with femtonewton resolution. Applied Physics Letters. –

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Written by Derek Muller
Edited by Trenton Oliver
Animation by Ivy Tello
Filmed by Derek Muller, Trenton Oliver, and Emily Zhang
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Music from Epidemic Sound
Produced by Derek Muller, Petr Lebedev, and Emily Zhang

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