After a lot of mucking around with overhead tables, the new labs overheating and non-working water cooling, we finally have both magneto-optical traps working. The dipole trap is lined up and ready to go. So BEC soon we hope.
Concerning the measurements on helium, check out the
Radio interview on Our Changing world
The science paper got a summary for non-experts in physics today:
The science paper is now published in Science 333, 196 (2011):
A perspective by Ed Eyler can be found on page 164 of the same issue of the journal:
Some results from my recent sabbatical in Amsterdam are accepted for publication in Science magazine!
Now we finally have a new web page, which will grow some content as time goes on. The starting point should be the welcome page.
At the moment, experiments are underway to investigate higher order quantum resonances in the atom optics implementation of the delta-kicked rotor. Things are working well, despite the building renovations and our recent bout of problems.