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Published: 09/26/2013 - 2:49pm Type of Content: Video Gallery

What does it take to win a Nobel Prize? It turns out that a sense of humor helps. Meet some of the extraordinary scientists behind one of the University of Colorado Boulder's renowned joint institutes, JILA.

Published: 06/17/2013 - 1:26pm Type of Content: News

Distinguished Professor Carl Wieman, formerly of the University of Colorado and JILA, was confirmed on September 16 by the U. S. Senate as associate director for science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Wieman "is expected to spearhead the administration's push to improve science education, drawing upon his pioneering work at the University of Colorado, Boulder, to...

Published: 06/17/2013 - 1:40pm Type of Content: News

Carl Wieman has been nominated by President Barack Obama to be Associate Director for Science at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. A Nobel Laureate, Wieman currently divides his time between CU and the University of British Columbia. At both institutions, he serves as the director of a collaborative science education initiative to improve undergraduate science education...

Published: 02/09/2009 - 5:00pm Type of Content: Article-Research Highlight

A while back, former graduate student Scott Papp, graduate student Juan Pino, and Fellow Carl Wieman decided to see what would happen as they changed the magnetic field around a mixture of two different rubidium (Rb) isotopes during Bose-Einstein condensation. They assumed that the interactions between the atoms would change. They also expected they would observe two distinct condensates at...

Published: 07/08/2008 - 6:00pm Type of Content: Article-Research Highlight

What happens to a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) when its atoms interact strongly? One possibility for large attractive interactions is that the condensate shrinks and then explodes, as the Cornell and Wieman groups discovered in 2001. Another possibility for large repulsive interactions is behavior analogous to that of superfluid liquid helium. If superfluid liquid heliumlike dynamics could...

Published: 02/09/2008 - 5:00pm Type of Content: Article-Research Highlight

When the Jin and Ye group collaboration wanted to investigate the creation of stable ultracold polar molecules, the researchers initially decided to make ultracold KRb (potassium-rubidium) molecules and then study their collision behavior. Making the molecules required a cloud of incredibly cold K and Rb atoms, the ability to apply a magnetic field of just the right strength to induce a...

Published: 02/09/2008 - 5:00pm Type of Content: Article-Research Highlight

A solid understanding of the structure and behavior of atoms is important for understanding the physical world, from the basic building blocks of nature to the inner workings of modern technology. However, education researchers have expressed different opinions regarding the best way to teach students the ins and outs of atoms. In particular, some have even recommended doing away with...

Published: 09/29/2006 - 6:00pm Type of Content: Article-Research Highlight

Under ordinary circumstances, making new molecules can be simple and straightforward - just a matter of mixing together some highly reactive chemicals and letting nature take its course. However, when the reactants are a few millionths of a degree above absolute zero, the creation of new molecules requires the sophisticated tools of modern experimental physics. Using those tools, graduate...

Published: 02/09/2006 - 5:00pm Type of Content: Article-Research Highlight

Graduate Student Sarah Thompson, Research Associate Eleanor Hodby, and Fellow Carl Wieman have come up with a novel way to assemble Feshbach molecules from a cloud of ultracold atoms. The molecules consist of very weakly bound atoms that are about as far apart in the molecular state as they are in the atom cloud from which they are formed. Understanding the properties of these molecules...

Published: 09/29/2005 - 6:00pm Type of Content: Article-Research Highlight

Imagine high-school or college students so excited about physics they can hardly wait to get to class every day and learn more about how the world works. Fellow Carl Wieman recently offered cogent suggestions to new physics teachers on coming closer to this ideal. First, he recommended starting with research on how people learn physics and paying particular attention to the concept of "...

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