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Tori Borish - Using Giant Atoms to Create Nature’s Best Rulers

posted Nov 22, 2019, 11:36 AM by Tyler McMaken
Thursday, December 5th, 2019 at 4:15pm
Gamow Tower, 11th floor,
Commons Room
Free Pizza
 Using Giant Atoms to Create Nature’s Best Rulers

Is there a limit to how precisely you can measure something? In this talk, I will discuss a fundamental limit to measurements and how we can use quantum systems (focusing on the example of highly excited neutral atoms) to overcome this. I will also discuss my path through physics, including working in a physics lab abroad between undergrad and graduate school, how I ended up in my research field, and what it’s like to be the first graduate student building up a new atomic physics experiment.


 Tori Borish
 Shleier-Smith Lab, Stanford University
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