Laser-cooled molecules for quantum science and tests of fundamental physics (Prof. Michael Tarbutt)
Jul 9, 2019
Prof. Michael Tarbutt
Imperial College London, UK
Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics
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.