This service is in BETA
Visit old events site
Event image
Ultra-cold atomic gases: how we explore physics, one atom at a time

Clock icon
19:30 – 19:30 14 Jun 2016
Location icon
Berrill Lecture Theatre, Open Uni, Walton Hall,
Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Speakers: Dr C MacCormick

Atomic physics was revitalized in the 1980s by the development of laser cooling and trapping. Unprecedented control allows us to work with single atoms confined in a magnetic or optical trap, or millions of atoms acting as one in a Bose–Einstein condensate. Dr MacCormick describes how experiments pluck single atoms from a cold atomic gas and then using finely tuned lasers, information is manipulated using the strange rules of quantum mechanics. With luck, we will see some of the experiments as they happen via a lab-cast!

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: IOP London and South East Branch
Contact details: For further information contact Prof. Ray Mackintosh (raymond.mackintosh@open.ac.uk).

Invite friends
Link copied!
Location icon
Berrill Lecture Theatre, Open Uni, Walton Hall,
Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA
Clock icon
19:30 – 19:30 14 Jun 2016
Tag icon

Invite friends
Link copied!
No registration required unless stated otherwise