Williard – Physical Seminar – Dr. Jun Ye (JILA/NIST/University of Colorado)

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1315 Seminar Hall
@ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Title: Quantum gas of molecules


Jun Ye is a Fellow of JILA, a Fellow of NIST, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. His research focuses on the development of new tools for light-matter interactions and their applications in precision measurement, quantum science, and frequency metrology. He has co-authored over 400 scientific papers and delivered 600 invited talks. Among his awards and honors are five Gold Medals from the US Commerce Department, N.F. Ramsey Prize (APS), I.I. Rabi Award (IEEE), I.I. Rabi Prize (APS), and W.F. Meggers Award (OSA).  His recent honors include Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, Niels Bohr Institute Medal of Honour, Herbert Walther Award, and Vannevar Bush Fellowship. The web page for the research group, including highlights for many highly talented and enthusiastic young researchers, is http://jila.colorado.edu/YeLabs/.


Recently developed control and observation tools for molecules are providing new opportunities to study complex structure and interaction dynamics, and to find powerful applications for fundamental discovery. Quantum gas of molecules constitutes an outstanding experimental platform for precise quantum state engineering and control of inter-molecular interactions, enabling exploration of emergent quantum phenomena.


Quantum science, tunable molecular interaction, emergent phenomena

Host: Prof. Micheline Soley