First Dual BECs of Na and Cs
First Dual BECs of Na and Cs

Check out our paper on overlapping BECs of Na and Cs

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Socially Distanced Group Picture
Socially Distanced Group Picture

November 2020

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NaCs Lab
NaCs Lab

May 2019

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First Dual BECs of Na and Cs
First Dual BECs of Na and Cs

Check out our paper on overlapping BECs of Na and Cs

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The Will Lab investigates quantum systems of ultracold atoms and molecules. We cool atoms and molecules to ultracold temperatures just a sliver above absolute zero - reaching the coldest temperatures allowed by nature. Close to absolute zero temperature, the behavior of particles is ultimately determined by the laws of quantum mechanics. Using the precision tools of atomic physics, we have full control over the quantum state of each particle and the interactions between them. 

With ultracold atoms and molecules we create novel many-body quantum systems, perform quantum simulations of strongly interacting matter, and work towards single atom and single molecule control. Our research program focusses on fundamental questions in many-body quantum physics, quantum simulation, and quantum optics, and contributes to the development of modern quantum technologies. For more details go to Research.

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Recent News

April 21, 2022

New Quantum Simulation and Computing Lab Course

We started the new "Quantum Simulation and Computing Lab" course this semester. Students gain hands-on experience with entangled photon pairs, learn about quantum computing hardware, quantum algorithms, and how to program quantum computers. Thanks a lot to our TA team - Aden, Joseph, Shuhan, and Arjun - for making it a great success! Here an article in Columbia News.

February 8, 2022

Ultracold NaCs Feshbach molecules

Check out our latest preprint on arxiv - first high phase-space density gases of NaCs Feshbach molecules & an exciting step towards ultracold gases of dipolar NaCs ground state molecules ⚛️-⚛️. Thank you to the entire NaCs team for the amazing work! Link to the preprint: 

https://arxiv.org/abs/2202.03355

February 17, 2022

Take a peek into our lab!

The coldest place in New York City is our NaCs lab! Thanks a lot to Columbia for making this beautiful video and thanks to everyone in the lab, who helped making this wonderful instrument a reality! Watch the video here: Youtube.

December 20, 2021

Laser cooling scheme for carbon dimers

Check out our latest preprint - if you have ever wondered, whether carbon dimers can be laser cooled this paper may offer some answers. Thanks a lot, Niccolò, for leading this study! Link to the preprint: 

https://arxiv.org/abs/2112.10745


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