Rice University's Brockman Hall for Physics was one of the signature gifts to the Wiess School of Natural Sciences during the university's Centennial Campaign. Randy Hulet, the Fayez Sarofim Professor of Physics and Astronomy, discusses the positive impact the facility has had on his and his colleagues' work.
The Hulet Group received a MURI Grant from the US Army to study nonequilibrium dynamics of cold atoms confined to optical lattices. Their particular focus will be on on quantum gases of fermionic lithium in one-dimension. More information can be found here.
In memory of Kevin Strecker, who earned his Ph.D. from the Rice University Department of Physics and Astronomy in 2004, the Kevin E. Strecker Award has been established in the Department of Physics and Astronomy to recognize the most outstanding Master’s thesis each year. Funds are being raised to endow the award. More information can be found here.
Experiments back up and running after moving from Space Science building to the new Brockman Hall for physics. Click here to watch a video of the move.
The experiment tables of the AMO department begin moving into Brockman Hall.
Professor Hulet is a winner of the 2011 Willis E. Lamb Award "for Laser Science and Quantum Optics for pioneering studies of ultra cold Bose and Fermi systems and their application to the understanding of fundamental processes."
1D Fermion Quantum Simulator work named runner up in Science for "Breakthough of the Year"! See the article. Randy was also featured in an interview about this in the Houston Chronicle.
30 September 2010
Our paper on a 1D imbalanced Fermi gas is publication in Nature. Here is a summary of our findings.
Our paper on dissipative flow of a BEC in a random potential is accepted for publication in Physical Review A. Read a synopsis here.
An image created using a degenerate mixture of lithium 6 and lithium 7, contrasting the fundamental difference between Bosons and Fermions is once again featured as NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day.