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Edward Pollack Distinguished Lecture

Friday, April 10, 2015
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Storrs Campus
Gant Science Complex, Room PB-38

Professor Deborah Jin, Fellow, JILA, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

“Ultracold Polar Molecules”

Gases of atoms can be cooled to temperatures close to absolute zero, where intriguing quantum behaviors such as Bose-Einstein condensation and super fluidity 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.

Refreshments will be prior to the talk at 3:00 p.m., in the Gant Complex, Physics Library, Room P-103.

Contact:

Dawn Rawlinson, 486-4916, dawn.rawlinson@uconn.edu

Physics Department (primary)

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