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02/15/02

Wolfgang Ketterle Describes Route to BEC in His Nobel Lecture

2001 Nobel laureate Wolfgang Ketterle, an investigator in the Fundamental Physics program, reviewed in his Nobel lecture how techniques were developed for creating and studying the Bose-Einstein Condensate (BEC) state of clouds of atoms. One graph he showed in his lecture pointed out that the diurnal cycle of data gathering in a period of a year shows a peak just before midnight, with substantial data obtained between midnight and 4 A.M.. More details of this lecture can be obtained from his lecture slides at:
http://cua.mit.edu/ketterle_group/Talks/Nobel_Lecture_12-8-01_comp.pdf. PDF files: compressed (11 MB)



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