Harvard scientists use optical tweezers to capture ultracold molecules

Using precisely focused lasers that act as “optical tweezers,” Harvard scientists have been able to capture and control individual ultracold molecules – the eventual building-blocks of a quantum computer – and study the collisions between them in more detail than ever before.

Peter Reuell • harvard
Oct. 2, 2019 ~6 min

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Harvard team helps make most precise measure ever of electron’s charge

Working in a basement lab at Harvard, a group of researchers led by John Doyle, the Henry B. Silsbee Professor of Physics, have been part of a team making the most precise measurement of the shape of the field around an electron. The results suggest that some theories for what lies beyond the standard model of physics need to return to the drawing board.

Peter Reuell • harvard
Oct. 29, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  science-technology  quantum  physics  faculty-of-arts-and-sciences  fas  harvard  peter-reuell  reuell  john-doyle  acme  beyond-the-standard-model  charge  dipole  doyle  electron  electron-charge  electron-field  field  standard-model

Harvard team helps make most precise measure ever of electron’s charge

Working in a basement lab at Harvard, a group of researchers led by John Doyle, the Henry B. Silsbee Professor of Physics, have been part of a team making the most precise measurement of the shape of the field around an electron. The results suggest that some theories for what lies beyond the standard model of physics need to return to the drawing board.

Peter Reuell • harvard
Oct. 29, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  science-technology  quantum  physics  faculty-of-arts-and-sciences  fas  harvard  peter-reuell  reuell  john-doyle  acme  beyond-the-standard-model  charge  dipole  doyle  electron  electron-charge  electron-field  field  standard-model

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