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Strongly Interacting Cold Gases and Particle Physics in Cold Molecules

Location

Physical Measurement Laboratory, Quantum Physics Division

RO# Location
50.68.92.B7591 Boulder, CO

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Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Cornell, Eric cornell@jila.colorado.edu 303.492.6281

Description

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.

 

References

Tung, S, et al: Physical Review Letters 105: 230408, 2010

Papp SB, et al. Physical Review Letters 101: 135301, 2008

 

Keywords:
Bose-Einstein condensation; Electric dipole moment; Hawking radiation; Phonon correlations; Ion traps; Laser cooling; Fundamental symmetries;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Regular applicants
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