Christoph I. Westbrook

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Chris Westbrook earned a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Michigan in 1987. He then spent five years at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD, before accepting a position with the French CNRS at the Laboratoire Charles Fabry de l’Institut d’Optique near Paris. His main research interests have been the development of laser cooling, the study of degenerate quantum gases, and atom optics.


Suppressed fluctuations in Fermi gases

Sometimes experimental noise is actually signal. Two groups have shown how density fluctuations in a gas of identical fermions can be used as a nanokelvin thermometer. Read More »