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Pollack Distinguished Lecture (Professor Michael Tarbutt)

Friday, September 24, 2021
3:30pm – 5:30pm


The 2021 Edward Pollack Distinguished Lecture

Professor Michael Tarbutt Imperial College London

Ultracold molecules are useful for a wide variety of applications. They can be used to probe physics beyond the Standard Model by measuring fundamental electric dipole moments or searching for varying fundamental constants. They can be used to study the behaviour of many-body quantum systems and to process quantum information. They can also be used to explore chemical reactions with every degree of freedom under control. Over the last few years there has been great progress in producing ultracold molecules by direct laser cooling. I will explain how laser cooling works for molecules, illustrate the recent progress that has been made, and describe our efforts to produce arrays of molecules in optical tweezer traps and use ultracold molecules to measure the electron’s electric dipole moment.

Friday, September 24, 2021, 3:30 p.m. Virtual meeting: Meeting number: 120 534 8543 Password: PQwQJfjb262


Dan McCarron

Physics Department (primary), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UConn Master Calendar

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