Laser-cooled molecules for quantum science and tests of fundamental physics (Prof. Michael Tarbutt)

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

  • Date: Jul 9, 2019
  • Time: 14:30
  • Speaker: Prof. Michael Tarbutt
  • Imperial College London, UK
  • Location: Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics
  • Room: Herbert Walther Lecture Hall
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.

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