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

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

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

October 11, 2021

Quantum physics outreach featured on Columbia News

QPOP - Quantum Physics Outreach Program - that we have developed in collaboration with STEMteachersNYC is featured on the Columbia News. It has reached more than 100 teachers across the nation so far. Thank you, Claire and everyone involved!

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!

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