Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Strongly Interacting Cold Gases and Particle Physics in Cold Molecules
Physical Measurement Laboratory, Quantum Physics Division
Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.
We study Bose-Einstein condensates outside of their comfort zone, either with confinement too tight, or interactions too strong, or with insufficient thermal equilibration. Particular interests are phonon correlations and supersonic flow. Additionally, through the use of the strong internal electric fields in molecules, we are looking for evidence for the electron’s electric dipole moment.
Tung, S, et al: Physical Review Letters 105: 230408, 2010
Papp SB, et al. Physical Review Letters 101: 135301, 2008
Bose-Einstein condensation; Electric dipole moment; Hawking radiation; Phonon correlations; Ion traps; Laser cooling; Fundamental symmetries;
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Open to Regular applicants