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

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

September 13, 2021

First in-person seminar after 18 months

Sebastian gives the first in-person seminar at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) at University of Maryland/NIST. The talk was also live streamed on Youtube. It is available here: JQI Seminar

September 2, 2021

2BEC paper is out

Our paper on overlapping Bose-Einstein condensates of Na and Cs came out in PRA with an Editors' Suggestion. Congrats to the entire team for the amazing work! Check out the paper here:  Phys. Rev. A 104, 033302 (2021)

September 10, 2021

First Strontium 3D MOT

We made our first 3D MOT of Strontium using a completely homebuilt source. Congrats to the entire TweeSr team, Minho, Aaron, Siwei, Weijun, Max, and Quan, on this great achievement!

June 21, 2021

DURIP Award

We received a  DURIP award from the Office of Naval Research supporting our NaCs molecule effort. Thanks a lot to the ONR DURIP program for the tremendous support! More information here.

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