Will Dowd

Ultracold Atoms and Molecules Research

at the University of Washington

Group News

2012

  • Dynamics of Feshbach molecules paper submitted (July 12)
  • Ricky Roy joins the group. Welcome! (June 12)
  • Will and Alan give talks, the group presents two posters at the DAMOP conference in Anaheim, CA. Ben P-S gets an APS travel award for DAMOP (June 12)
  • Alex receives the UW Physics Miller prize. Congrats! (May 12)
  • Ben S presents a poster at the UW undergrad research symposium (May 12)
  • Ben S awarded a NASA-SURP fellowship for summer research. Congrats! (May 12)
  • We are awarded a grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (March 12)

2011

  • Ben Schwyn wins a UW Mary Gates Research Scholarship. Congrats! (Dec 11)
  • Laser-driven Sisyphus cooling proposal paper submitted (Oct 11, PRA Dec 11)
  • 173Yb cooled to below Fermi temp (Sep 11)
  • Charlie Fieseler joins the group as a summer REU student. Welcome! (June 11)
  • Alan gets an APS travel award for DAMOP 2011 (June 11)
  • Will wins the UW Physics Weis prize. Congrats! (May 11)
  • Double degeneracy paper submitted (May 11, PRA(R) July 11)
  • BEC of 174Yb in 1064nm trap (April 11)
  • Vlad moves to new position in UW Madison (March 11)
  • BEC interferometry theory paper submitted (March 11, PRA Oct 11)
  • LiYb symp cooling paper submitted (Jan 11, PRL April 11)

2010

  • Frank returns to Dusseldorf (Nov 10)
  • PA resonances - Li*Li dimers in an ODT (Oct 10)
  • We win a NIST Precision Measurement Grant (Sep 10)
  • Frank Muenchow arrives for a 5 month visit (June 10)
  • Jiawen and Jason present posters at the UW undergraduate symposium (May 10)
  • Anders wins the UW Physics Weis prize. Congrats! (May 10)
  • Our first quantum gas - Fermi degeneracy in 6Li achieved (April 10)
  • Simultaneous optical trapping of Li and Yb achieved (March 10)

2009

  • Optical Trapping of Li (Dec 09)
  • First Yb green MOT (Sep 09)
  • First Yb blue MOT (June 09)
  • Alex wins an NSERC fellowship. Congrats! (April 09)
  • First Li (red) MOT (Mar 09)
  • Post-doc Vlad Ivanov joins group (Feb 09)