Ariel Sommer

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Ariel Sommer is a postdoctoral scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, and will be an Assistant Professor of Physics at Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, starting in the fall of 2017. After receiving his Ph.D. in physics at MIT, he was a Grainger Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago. His research covers several areas of experimental atomic physics, including strongly interacting Fermi gases, Rydberg polaritons, electromagnetically induced transparency, and ultracold molecules.


Atomic and Molecular Physics

Viewpoint: Inducing Transparency with a Magnetic Field

A magnetic field applied to an atomic sample in an optical cavity generates optical transparency that could be used to enhance the frequency stability of lasers. Read More »