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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, October 28, 2014, 4:00pm, Harvard, Jefferson-250

Marin Soljacic (MIT)

Nanophotonics for tailoring light flow on large scales

Tuesday, November 04, 2014, 4:00pm, MIT, 26-214

Gershon Kurizki (Weizmann Institute)

A thermal bath: more friend than foe?

10 min. talk: Alex High


CUA Research Highlights

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CUA at the Cambridge Science Festival

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - The CUA will be participating in the Cambridge Science Festival's event "Across MIT."

K-12 students are invited to visit the Center from 1-3pm for a talk by Professor Martin Zwierlein, hands-on activities, and a chance to see the research labs.
Activities include a gum-drop model Ion Trap, a 6-foot Tornado Simulator, and experiments with Liquid Nitrogen to see how ultracold temperatures change everyday objects.

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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