The Ultracold Atoms and Plasmas Group studies ultracold neutral plasmas and ultracold atomic gases. Both
experiments start with laser-cooled and trapped neutral strontium. Laser-cooling is a powerful technique for producing and
trapping atoms at temperatures as low as one millionth of a degree above absolute zero. Under these exotic conditions, matter
behaves in fundamentally different ways, and the exploration of this regime teaches us about the basic laws of nature and
lays the foundation for powerful new technological advances.
In early March 2011, the Killian lab moved to Brockman Hall, Rice's new physics building. Click here to
view the video"
Moving Giant Laser Table
Intact", a high point of the move.
Click here to take a virtual tour of the lab or here
to listen to Prof. Killian talk about the research.
Watch Prof. Killian and Tom Langin talk about the recent results on laser cooling a neutral plasma, published in Science.
Last updated on January 8, 2019