CQS Seminar: Ultracold Atoms: from Precision Metrology to Dark Matter
September 15, 2010
Speaker: Prof. Tanya Zelevinsky, Columbia University
Title: Ultracold Atoms: from Precision Metrology to Dark Matter
Abstract: We will discuss recent and ongoing precision measurements with laser-cooled atoms in optical lattices. A sub-hertz characterization of the optical atomic lattice clock will be presented, as well as progress toward ultracold molecules and a molecular lattice clock. We will also describe the applications of our AMO physics research to fundamental physics questions such as dark matter and stability of the constants of nature.