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Research
Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics

Research in atomic, molecular, and optical physics at Penn State includes the following topics and faculty.

Experiment: Bose-Einstein condensation; gases in reduced dimensions; laser-cooled atomic clocks; nonlinear optics; topological photonics; laser cooling and trapping of atoms; tests of fundamental symmetries; quantum computation; quantum scattering of cold atoms; optical lattices. Kurt Gibble, Mikael Rechtsman, David Weiss

Theory: Nonequilibrium quantum dynamics; bosons and fermions in low dimensions; super-fluidity and Bose-Einstein condensation; optical lattices; quantum criticality and precision measurements. Marcos Rigol, Sarang Gopalakrishnan (arriving in January 2021).

Experiment

Theory