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Ultracold Molecules for Quantum Simulation

February 16, 2018 - 11:00am
Speaker: 
Alan Jamison
Institution: 
MIT

Abstract: Ultracold atoms have become an exciting platform for studying quantum many-body physics. The much greater complexity of molecules brings new challenges in reaching ultralow temperatures but also exciting new opportunities for studying systems with long-range interactions. I will describe how we produce stable gases of molecules at microkelvin temperatures. This story will include how we use ultracold atoms to map out previously unobservable molecular potentials. Finally, I will describe the prospects for quantum state-controlled chemistry and the simulation of spin Hamiltonians relevant to quantum magnetism using our unique, long-lived triplet-state molecules.

PSC 3150
College Park, MD 20742