Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Varian Physics Bldg.
Steven Chu is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Physics and Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford University. From January 2009 until April, 2013, Dr. Chu served as the 12th U.S. Secretary of Energy under President Barack Obama. During his tenure, the Department of Energy annual budget was approximately $26 Billion and was entrusted an additional $36 B through the Recovery Act.
Spilker Building, Room 304
Ginzton Laboratory Mailbox 305
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Stanford, CA 94305-4088
How does quantum matter organize under the interplay of superfluidity, crystallinity, and magnetism? What might ultracold atomic gases teach us about quantum many-body physics?
The study of the interactions between high brightness electron beams and electromagnetic fields towards the development of improved free electron lasers with the superconducting linear accelerator at Stanford. The free electron laser center is also devoted to an interdisciplinary set of programs using the photons produced to explore fundamental questions in materials science, biology, and medicine.
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How can we make optimal use of quantum systems (atoms, lasers, and electronics) to test fundamental physics principles, enable precision measurements of space-time and when feasible, develop useful devices, sensors, and instruments?
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Stanford, California 94305-4060
How can we observe atomic and molecular processes on the shortest relevant time scales, from attoseconds to picoseconds? What can we learn about atomic motion and molecular bonds with these tools?
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Stanford, CA 94305-4060
How can we control and exploit the quantum properties of atoms and photons?
Professor Kasevich's current research interests are centered on the development of quantum sensors of rotation and acceleration based on cold atoms (quantum metrology), the application of these sensors to the tests of General Relativity, the investigation of many-body quantum effects in Bose-condensed vapors (including quantum simulation), and the investigation of ultra-fast laser-induced phenomena.