Tilman Esslinger

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Tilman Esslinger studied physics at the University of Munich, Germany, and at the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Munich and since 2001 has been full professor in the physics department of ETH Zurich.

Atomic and Molecular Physics

Viewpoint: A new phase for ytterbium atoms

In a cooled and trapped cloud of ytterbium atoms, the transition from a superfluid to an insulating state has been observed, opening up new possibilities for precision measurements, optical clocks, and quantum computing. Read More »