Niels Kjærgaard

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Niels Kjærgaard is an Associate Professor of physics at the University of Otago. He received his Ph.D. from Aarhus University in 2001. His research there focused on laser-cooled ions in storage rings and in Paul traps, and it introduced photo-ionization as a tool for ion-trap loading. At the Niels Bohr Institute as an Associate Research Professor, he worked on schemes for reducing the quantum noise of atomic clocks. Since 2010, he has resided in New Zealand, where his research group uses a laser-based collider to perform scattering experiments on ultracold atomic gases.

Atomic and Molecular Physics

Viewpoint: Scattering Atoms Catch the d Wave

d-wave interactions like those thought to underlie unconventional superconductivity have been implemented in a cold-atom gas. Read More »