Erich J. Mueller

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Erich Mueller is an associate professor in the Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics at Cornell University He received his Ph.D. in 2001 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Ohio State University. He conducts theoretical research on ultracold gases. In 2009 he was recognized as an Outstanding Referee by the American Physical Society.

Atomic and Molecular Physics

Viewpoint: Strong Staggered Flux Lattices for Cold Atoms

Extremely high magnetic fields have been simulated by laser manipulation of atoms trapped in an optical lattice. Read More »

Atomic and Molecular Physics

Viewpoint: Spin-Orbit Coupling Comes in From the Cold

Experimentalists simulate the effects of spin-orbit coupling in ultracold Fermi gases, paving the way for the creation of new exotic phases of matter. Read More »

Atomic and Molecular Physics

Viewpoint: Looking for Hofstadter’s Butterfly in Cold Atoms

Two research groups have engineered an optical lattice of atoms that mimic the behavior of electrons moving in a crystal and a strong magnetic field. Read More »