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Laser-Cooled Molecules For Quantum Science And Tests Of Fundamental Physics

Date: 
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 16:00 to 17:00
Speaker: 
Prof. Mike Tarbutt
Affiliation: 
Centre for Cold Matter, Department of Physics, Imperial College London, UK
Event Category: 
Seminar - Seminar
Location: 
HENN 309

Abstract:

Ultracold molecules can be used to test fundamental physics, simulate many-body quantum systems, process quantum information, and study ultracold chemistry. We capture molecules in a magneto-optical trap, cool them to a few µK, trap them magnetically, and coherently control their rotational state. I will present these recent results and our plans to study ultracold collisions, make arrays of interacting molecules, and use ultracold molecules to measure the electron’s electric dipole moment.