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John Bartolotta - Freezing quantum particles with lasers!

posted Oct 2, 2017, 1:12 PM by Nicholas Johnston   [ updated Oct 2, 2017, 1:18 PM ]

Wednesday, October 4th at 5pm
Gamow Tower, 11th floor,
Commons Room
Free Pizza

Freezing quantum particles with lasers!
When most people think of lasers, they imagine bright, high-powered beams capable of blasting massive holes through walls, leaving behind nothing but a molten mess. However, the physics community often uses them to achieve the very opposite effect: to knock the energy out of matter and cool them down to fractions of a Kelvin. Check out this CU-Prime talk to learn about the theoretical aspects of a new cooling method, developed by scientists at CU Boulder, which brings quantum particles down to sub-microKelvin temperatures by submitting them to frequency-changing laser beams.

John Bartolotta