ITAMP workshop on Laser Cooling of Molecules

Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 8:00am to Saturday, October 29, 2022 - 3:00pm
Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

Laser cooling is a key technique for quantum control, since it allows trapping samples of particles at microkelvin temperatures. Hence, direct laser cooling of molecules has become a general and powerful technique. It is poised to enable production of quantum-degenerate molecular gases and large arrays of single molecules for applications in ultracold chemistry, high-precision measurement and sensing, and quantum simulation & computation. Further advances will require continued development of new experimental techniques as well as support from theorists to understand and control relevant molecular structure and collisions.

Thus, an important goal of the proposed workshop is to create a sense of community and collaboration for the increasing number of molecular laser cooling groups, and to provide a venue for dynamic discussions.

Organizing Committee: 

Lawrence Cheuk
David DeMille
John Doyle
Tanya Zelevinsky