Are you in town for ICOLS?
Come visit us! We will be available for lab tours throughout the week. Our labs are in the basement of Birge Hall, just under the large clock tower. Here is a map.
Schedule a time with one of us (most are at the meeting) or just show up and give us a call down in the labs (the phone numbers are listed on each lab's page: E3, E4 and E5) If it's an odd hour, I recommend calling E5 since we are in the midst of a bakeout and most likely here.
Our research focuses on using ultracold atoms as a resource for studying aspects of condensed-matter and many-body physics, quantum and precision measurement, quantum optics and quantum atom optics. We have three experimental apparatuses which we identify numerically; currently E3, E4, and E5 are active. A new experiment, E6 is also being developed.
E3 employs atomic gases trapped within high-finesse optical resonators to study cavity opto-mechanics and cavity magneto-optics. E4 is pursuing the physics of quantum fluids in annular containers as well as that of a spinor Bose gas and its excitations. Finally, E5 creates a BEC in an optical kagome lattice to try to understand the physical properties that arise in material systems due to this interesting crystal structure.
We are always on the lookout for excellent students, postdocs, and visitors to join our efforts. Feel free to peruse this website and then to contact us for more information. You may also read through several review papers
Recent Research Highlights