Travis has been appointed as a scientific advisor to PlanQC. PlanQC is one of Europe's leading neutral atom quantum computing companies, and they are taking innovative new directions that Travis is very excited to be a part of.
Jinchao defended earlier today. His talk went well, and of course he passed (not that there was any doubt). After his defense, he was treated to his favorite hot pot with the rest of the group. Congradulations, Doctor!
(Duke Quantum Center, Chesterfield Building, Durham NC USA.) Nicholson Labs is moving! We will be relocating to Duke University in the United States, where we will be a part of the Duke Quantum Center. The DQC is a new kind of vertical quantum center that we couldn't...
Our master's student Desiree Lim has graduated. She has accepted a position as a quantum hardware engineer at PASQAL and will join them next month. Congratulations, Desiree! All the best!
(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!
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!
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!
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....
We are pleased to share that Nature published a research highlight about our indium work. Check it out here.
Our work on ultracold indium was featured in Physics Magazine! Check out the article here.
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!
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 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!
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...
We are please to welcome a new PhD student, Chen Jinyan. Jinyan joins our theory team from Zhejiang University. Welcome, Jinyan!
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!
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!
Our new preprint titled "Zeeman slowing of a Group III atom" is now on the arXiv. Check it out here.
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
Our new theoretical paper on superradiant beam lasers comes out today. Check it out here!
Li Putian has joined the strontium team as a PhD student. He joins us from Beijing University, where he was avid swimmer. Welcome Putian!
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...
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...
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!
Nakarin Jayjong has joined the strontium experiment as a PhD student. Welcome, Nakarin!
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!
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.
Welcome to the new and improved Nicholson Labs website!