We are very happy to welcome Thilina Senaviratne to our group! Thilina started on the 16th of September and will work on the ytterbium project as a research assistant. Thilina has previously studied in Freiburg. Velkommen i gruppen!
We are very happy that PhD-student Nina Stiesdal from our group has been awarded the Zonta PhD-prize of 50 000 DKK. Nina plans to use the money for the change of environment which is a mandatory part of the Danish PhD-education.
We are very happy to welcome José Navarrete to our group! José started on the 16th of September and will work on the ytterbium project as a research assistant. José has previously studied in Mexico City.
We congratulate Mikkel, Mikkel, Mogens and Tøger who graduated as bachelors of physics. The bachelor students handed in their theses on the 1st of June.
We also congratulate Aksel Nielsen with his graduation as a Master of Physics on the 28th of June. The Master education was finalized with a master’s defense in which Aksel presented his work during the last nine months.
The small bright circle in the middle is fluorescence from atoms trapped in a 2-dimensional MOT configuration at 399 nm wavelength. The circular ring around is just reflection from some parts of the chamber.
We just observed the first fluorescence of Yb in the vacuum chamber of our new experiment: the fuzzy white line in the photo is caused by hot Yb atoms scattering light from a 399nm beam. Now that we know that there is Yb vapor in our chamber, we will proceed to laser-cooling these atoms with multiple beams.
We had the great pleasure of showing our labs to a visiting delegation from the Villum Foundation yesterday. It is always very satisfying to showcase the results of the hard work in the lab to visitors!
These days we are quite busy with a lot of different outreach initiatives! Saturday we were represented with both labtours and our single photon interferometer demonstration experiment at Forskningens Døgn. Yesterday Sebastian and Mikkel Hansen went to demonstrate the single photon interferometer on Bobuska Bar in Copenhagen, and today the experiment has gone with Hannes to Fredensborg Skole.
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