Indium team wins 2022 NUS Physics Breakthrough Prize
(Left: Prof Gong Jiangbin, chair of NUS physics department. Right: Travis Nicholson.) The indium team has been awarded the 2022 NUS Physics Breakthrough Prize for our realization of the first indium magneto-optical trap. We thank the NUS Physics Department for this...
Xianquan defended his thesis today to a packed conference room. His talk was great, and his defense committee were all very impressed with his work. Congratulations, Dr. Yu!
Indium talk at 2022 IPS meeting
We have a talk at next week's 2022 IPS meeting here in Singapore (NTU campus). Xianquan will be discussing recent indium results. His talk is on 28 September in the 11:15 am session (room LT5). Come check it out!
New strontium PhD student
We welcome our new PhD student, Eugene Koh. Eugene completed his undergraduate degree at NUS, where he did research in the group of Valerio Scarani. Welcome, Eugene!
Indium result receives more popular science press
Our ultracold indium results are now featured in Physics World research updates. Also, Phys.org reported on our work. We thank both publications for their interest in our research. Additionally, the CQT media office wrote a nice highlight about our indium experiment....
Indium results appear in Nature research highlights
We are pleased to share that Nature published a research highlight about our indium work. Check it out here.
Indium results featured in Physics Magazine
Our work on ultracold indium was featured in Physics Magazine! Check out the article here.
New indium paper
The new indium paper is published today in Physical Review A. We are happy to note that the journal selected our paper as a Letter, an Editors' Suggestion, and a Physics Feature. Please check it out here!
Presentations at 2022 APS DAMOP meeting
The indium team has two presentations at this year's DAMOP meeting in Orlando, Florida. Xianquan will be speaking about our recent indium results on June 2nd at 12:06 pm in Session S04: Cooling Techniques for Molecules and Atoms. Additionally, Xianquan will give a...
Travis gives an invited talk at Atomtronics 2022
Travis is giving an invited talk tomorrow at the 2022 Atomtronics meeting in Benasque, Spain. The topic will be indium laser cooling. If you are at the meeting, come check it out!
Group sushi night!
New indium preprint
Our new preprint "Magneto-optical trap of a Group III atom" is now on the arXiv. In this work, we demonstrate the first magneto-optical trap of a triel element, which is an atom from main group III of the Periodic Table. We are excited about this result because triels...
New PhD student
We are please to welcome a new PhD student, Chen Jinyan. Jinyan joins our theory team from Zhejiang University. Welcome, Jinyan!
Indium paper published today
Our paper on the indium Zeeman slower comes out today. This is the first demonstration of Zeeman slowing for an atom in the Periodic Table's main group III. Check it out here!
New theory PhD student
We are happy to be joined by a new PhD student, Png Wen Han. He comes to us from National Taiwan University. Welcome, Wen Han!
New preprint out today
Our new preprint titled "Zeeman slowing of a Group III atom" is now on the arXiv. Check it out here.
Travis talks at the 2021 IPS meeting
Travis is giving an invited talk at this year's IPS meeting. Check it out on 1 October at 11 am in the atomic physics session
New paper comes out today
Our new theoretical paper on superradiant beam lasers comes out today. Check it out here!
New strontium PhD student
Li Putian has joined the strontium team as a PhD student. He joins us from Beijing University, where he was avid swimmer. Welcome Putian!
Merrick wins undergraduate research prize
In recognition for his excellent work on our strontium project, Merrick Ho won the Lijen medal for the best undergraduate research project in physics. This award is given to one NUS physics undergraduate each year. Merrick was involved in an impressive variety of...
Goodbye Ravin, Merrick, and Neville!
Ravin, Neville, and Merrick will be leaving our team. Ravin will be starting graduate school at Princeton in the group of Waseem Bakr, and Neville will also start a PhD program at UIUC as part of the Jacob Covey group. Meanwhile Merrick will spend some time at...
New indium PhD student
Lu Tiangao is now a PhD student on our indium project. He joins us from the University of Science and Technology of China. Welcome, Tiangao!
New strontium PhD student
Nakarin Jayjong has joined the strontium experiment as a PhD student. Welcome, Nakarin!
Goodbye, Ting You!
Ting You is leaving our team to pursue a PhD in Adam Kaufman's group at JILA. As an undergraduate (and then an RA) with our team for two years, Ting You played a leading role in many advanced projects. To send him off and to thank him for his superb work, we took him...
Check out this picture of our new experiment!
New paper published
Our paper on superradiant beam lasers was published today in Physical Review Letters. Check it out here. Also, please have a look at the nice article about this work written by the CQT media team.
While aligning beams, Ravin experiences true level.
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