Simon Cornish

Simon Cornish received his D.Phil. in experimental atomic and laser physics from Oxford University in 1998. He was then awarded a Lindemann Fellowship and moved to Boulder, Colorado, to work on Bose-Einstein condensation with Carl Wieman. In 2001 he returned to Oxford University as a postdoctoral researcher and in 2002 was awarded a prestigious University Research Fellowship from the Royal Society. In 2004 he moved to Durham University where he now leads a research group working in the field of ultracold quantum matter. His current interests include the study of bright matter-wave solitons, the formation of ultracold heteronuclear molecules, and the applications of neutral atoms and molecules to quantum computation and precision measurement.

Simon Cornish Published September 25, 2008

Atomic and Molecular Physics

Atoms colliding in a magnetic field can form weakly bound states called Feshbach molecules. These states have now been used in combination with advanced laser techniques to create tightly bound ground-state molecules close to quantum degeneracy.