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Durham Seminar, Wednesday 11 December 2019

12:00 - 13:00


Mike Tarbutt

Mike Tarbutt

Laser-cooled molecules for quantum science and tests of fundamental physics

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.