Wednesday, March 08, 2006
PhysOrg is reporting "The World's Fastest Measurements of Molecular Vibrations" which were apparently partially enabled by a GA (if I'm reading this correctly):
The exact resolution of the time measurements is determined by the difference between neighbouring UV frequencies, and is in the range of tenths of a femtosecond. The change over time can be reconstructed from the spectra of two different isotopes. This was done, in the case of the hydrogen experiment, using a complicated genetic computer algorithm.