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The Center for Ultracold Atoms (CUA) brings together a community of scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT) and Harvard University to pursue research in the new fields that have been opened by the creation of ultracold atoms and quantum gases. 
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upcoming seminars

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 4:00pm, MIT, 26-214

Ronald Hanson (Delft University of Technology)

Quantum networks based on diamond spins: from teleportation to a loophole-free Bell test

10 min. talk: Qiyu Liang

Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 4:00pm, MIT, 26-214

Gediminas Juzeliunas (Vilnius University)

Light-induced gauge potentials and spin-orbit coupling for ultra cold atoms

10 min. talk: Elie Wolfe


NOVA Making Stuff: Colder

The Zwierlein Group and Labs were featured on PBS' NOVA program Making Stuff: Colder.

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Measuring Electrons

In making the most precise measurements ever of the shape of electrons, a team of Harvard and Yale scientists, led by Harvard’s Gerald Gabrielse, the George Vasmer Leverett Professor of Physics, John Doyle, professor of physics, and their Yale colleague David DeMille, has raised serious doubts about several popular theories of what lies beyond the Higgs boson.

“It is unusual and satisfying that the exquisite precision achieved by our small team in its university lab probes the most fundamental building block of our universe at a sensitivity that complements what is being achieved by thousands at the world’s largest accelerator...”

Read more at the Harvard Gazette.

The ACME collaboration has produced an animation, discussing the relevant issues and implications.

New results from Vuletic and Lukin collaboration


Attractive photons in a quantum nonlinear medium

These results are making waves across many news sources, scientific and popular!

Norman F. Ramsey - Two Talks

To request a DVD of Norman Ramsey's Two Talks:
"Great Scientists I've Met" and
"Contributions to Nuclear Magnetic Resonance"
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