William C. Stwalley
Head of the Department William C. Stwalley Ph.D., Professor of Physics Research Group Affiliation:
Ultracold Atoms and Molecules,
Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy
University of Connecticut
2152 Hillside Road, U-3046
Storrs, CT 06269-3046
Room No: P102
Phone: (860) 486 4924
Fax: (860) 486 3346

The cooling and trapping of neutral particles using lasers (the 1997 and 2001 Nobel Prizes in Physics) has blossomed into one of the most intellectually compelling fields of science. Many scientifically fascinating phenomena arise as the wavelike nature of atoms and molecules becomes important as the particles are cooled to milliKelvin temperatures. As the particles are further cooled to microKelvin and nanoKelvin temperatures, their DeBroglie wavelengths approach the average interparticle spacing in the gas, and "quantum degeneracy" sets in, including Bose-Einstein Condensation (BEC), atom lasers and BCS pairing of fermions.

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