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Event Number 2310

  Friday, April 13th, 2012

Physics Department Colloquium
Ultracold Polar Molecules
Time: 3:30 pm
Place: 2241 Chamberlin Hall (coffee at 4:30 pm)
Speaker: Deborah Jin, NIST & JILA
Abstract: Gases of atoms can be cooled to temperatures close to absolute zero, where intriguing quantum behaviors such as Bose-Einstein condensation and superfluidity emerge. A new direction in experiments is to try to produce an ultracold gas of molecules, rather than atoms. In particular, polar molecules, which have strong dipole-dipole interactions, are interesting for applications ranging from quantum information to modeling condensed matter physics. I will describe experiments that produce and explore an ultracold gas of polar molecules.
Host: Walker (Supported by WISELI - Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute)
Poster: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/twap/posters/2012/2310.pdf
Video: http://www.physics.wisc.edu/vod/2012/04/13.html
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