MIT’s Trillion Frames per Second Camera

Fast enough to catch light in motion, the trillion frames per second camera was developed by the MIT Media Lab’s Camera Culture group while working with Bawendi Lab chemists. Dubbed “the world’s fastest slowest camera,” researchers have just touched the tip of the iceberg of its possibilities, which range from the cinematography in movies to ultrasound.

“There’s [...]

Fast enough to catch light in motion, the trillion frames per second camera was developed by the MIT Media Lab’s Camera Culture group while working with Bawendi Lab chemists. Dubbed “the world’s fastest slowest camera,” researchers have just touched the tip of the iceberg of its possibilities, which range from the cinematography in movies to ultrasound.

“There’s nothing in the universe that looks fast to this camera,” – Andreas Velten (postdoctoral researcher at the MIT Media Lab)

The camera is limited to capturing roughly 480 frames, but is a breakthrough in understanding the mysteries of light photons and how they interact with the world.


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