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Creating a quantum gas

( -- "One of the many reasons people study ultracold gases is for their potential as model quantum systems," Deborah Jin tells "There is a need to model quantum many-body systems because a lot of ...

Feb 01, 2010 feature
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Spinons -- confined like quarks

The concept of confinement is one of the central ideas in modern physics. The most famous example is that of quarks which bind together to form protons and neutrons. Now Prof. Bella Lake from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (Germany) ...

Nov 29, 2009
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New physics theory prize names first recipient

Pioneering theorist and Nobel laureate Philip W. Anderson has been named the first recipient of the Richard E. Prange Prize and Lectureship in Condensed Matter Theory and Related Areas. Anderson will receive a $10,000 honorarium ...

Sep 11, 2009
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Atoms don't dance the 'Bose Nova'

( -- Hanns-Christoph Naegerl's research group at the Institute for Experimental Physics, Austria, has investigated how ultracold quantum gases behave in lower spatial dimensions. They successfully ...

Sep 03, 2009
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Is random lasing possible with a cold atom cloud?

( -- Random lasing, Robin Kaiser tells, is like standard lasing, with a little bit of a twist: “You don’t know the direction the photons will go, as you do with a more standard laser. This is bec ...

May 18, 2009 feature
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