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Carrie Weidner - Teaching Lasers to Control Atoms

posted Oct 21, 2015, 10:34 AM by Benjamin Pollard

Wednesday, Oct. 21th at 5:00pm
Gamow Tower, 11th floor, Commons Room
Teaching Lasers to Control Atoms
One of the many interesting areas of active physics research deals with
the control of physical systems using learning algorithms - that is, 
computer systems that can learn how to solve complex problems in 
physics. Another area is atom interferometry, which is one of the many 
ways we can use atoms and lasers to make precise measurements. This 
talk will include building an interferometer piece-by-piece and 
research which combines these exiciting topics to teach lasers to 
control really, really cold atoms.

Carrie Weidner