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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.
May 31, 2021
Triangular Lattice from Metasurface
We got our first image of a triangular lattice pattern from a metasurface! It is the first step towards integrating this novel nanophotonic platform into an AMO experiment. We are looking forward to trapping atoms using it in the near future! Thank you Xiaoyan from Prof. Nanfang Yu’s group for providing the metasurfaces.
June 4, 2021
We had a very successful DAMOP this year with Minho, Aden, Claire, Niccolò, Aaron, and Weijun all presenting on our recent developments. Nice job all!
December 21, 2020
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year
The entire Will Lab wishes happy and healthy holidays and a great start into the New Year 2021! Thank you to the TweeSr team for the beautiful holiday visual!