High B apparatus

We are studying highly excited states of atoms in strong magnetic fields. Our wide spectrum of interests spans from laser-excited Rydberg atoms, where we study atom-atom interactions, all the way up to the realization of strongly coupled two-component neutral plasmas, in which many-body effects should be taken into account for a proper description of the system.

The unique feature of this experiment is that our cold atom trap is seated within a large several-Tesla B-field, making it the largest magnetic-field atom trap in existence. By combining 'cold atom physics' and a background field of several Tesla, we are facing several new and exciting research frontiers. For further details, please see our Research page.

We are currently looking for an additional graduate student for this project.
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We acknowledge support from the U.S. Department of Energy: