Notes from the Editors: Condensed Matter through an AMO Lens (Video)

Physics 6, 44
At the APS March meeting in Baltimore, William Phillips of the Joint Quantum Institute described the many ways that trapped atoms are being used to understand the physics of solids.
Robert Rathe

Nearly 500 people turned out for Physics’ annual session at the APS March meeting. For those that couldn’t make William Phillips’ talk “Why Condensed Matter Physicists Should Pay Attention to Atomic Physics,” we’ve posted a video of it here.

A special thanks to Phillips, who both gave a fantastic talk and stayed long after it was over to answer questions from students.

– Jessica Thomas, Editor


Recent Articles

Synopsis: Doubling Up with Superfluids
Superfluidity

Synopsis: Doubling Up with Superfluids

Researchers mixed two superfluids of different atoms together and observed that vortices in one affected those in the other—evidence of mutual interaction between the two species. Read More »

Viewpoint: Improving Electronic Structure Calculations
Materials Science

Viewpoint: Improving Electronic Structure Calculations

A new approach to calculating the properties of molecules and solids may offer higher accuracy at reasonable computational cost, accelerating the discovery of useful materials. Read More »

Focus: Strong Light Reflection from Few Atoms
Optics

Focus: Strong Light Reflection from Few Atoms

Up to 75% of light reflects from just 2000 atoms aligned along an optical fiber, an arrangement that could be useful in photonic circuits. Read More »

More Articles