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A cloud of ultracold atoms is like a motel with a neon “no vacancy” sign.
If a guest at the motel wants to switch rooms, they’re out of luck. No vacant rooms means there’s no choice but to stay put… [Read More]
A manifestation of the Pauli exclusion principle in ultracold atomic gases has been spotted for the first time by three independent research groups. Called Pauli blocking, the effect was first predicted 30 years ago and occurs when fermionic atoms in a quantum gas are unable to make transitions to nearby quantum states… [Read More]
Pauli blocking, a quantum phenomenon that makes a dense quantum gas suddenly turn transparent, has now been observed in three independent experiments…[Read More]
Dunedin physicists Dr Amita Deb and Prof Niels Kjaergaard have gained a United States patent for their new quantum radio technology… [Read More]
A flash of brilliance has secured a pair of Otago physicists a $60,000 grant to develop an invention which will allow photographs and videos to be taken through solid objects… [Read More]
NZ physicists collide ultracold atoms to observe a key quantum principle… [Read More]
The Large Hadron Collider at CERN is one of the world’s most expensive and most complex experimental facilities to date. It is a particle accelerator which lies in a 27 kilometre circular tunnel built under the ground on the Franco-Swiss border… [Read More]
Two University of Otago physics students have pushed the frontiers of quantum technology by helping develop laser-operated ”optical tweezers” that precisely split clouds of ultracold atoms and smash them together… [Read More]
In quantum scattering. Two research groups, one in New Zealand, the other in the Netherlands, have banged quantum gases together at velocities of up to 20 cm/s… [read more]