Professor of Physics
The DeMille group is developing techniques for cooling, trapping, and manipulating gas-phase diatomic molecules at low temperatures. These methods are making it possible, more and more, to precisely control all types of molecular motion at the quantum level. We use this control to address a broad range of scientific topics. A central theme in our work is using molecules as quantum sensors for phenomena in fundamental physics, including the existence of new particles with mass beyond the reach of the Large Hadron Collider. We also aim to use ultracold molecules to investigate the behavior of poorly understood many-body quantum systems, to explore new types of chemical reaction processes, and to use quantum entanglement for improved quantum sensing.
Topics: Laser Cooling and Trapping, Ultracold Atoms and Molecules, Quantum Sensing