Press Reports




 

2013
Harper Hamiltonian/Hofstadter butterlfy
Looking for Hofstadter’s Butterfly in Cold Atoms, by Cheng Chin
and Erich J. Mueller, Physics 6, 118 (2013) pdf web
Physicists net fractal butterfly
, by Devin Powell, Nature 501, 144 (2013) pdf
Ultracold atoms set the stage for Hofstadter's butterfly, by Katia Moskvitch
, Physics World Oct. 2013, pdf web

2012
Synopsis: Epheremal Fermions, in: Physics, 6/21/2012 png web

2011

2010
Fluctuations in Fermi gases
Viewpoint: Suppressed fluctuations in Fermi gases, by Christoph I. Westbrook, Physics 3, 59 (2010), 7/19/2010 web pdf
The cold reality of exclusion, by Z. Hadzibabic, News and Views, Nature Physics 6, 643 (2010) pdf

On spin gradient thermometry
The coolest thermometer, Optics & Photonics Focus (OSA), 3/5/2010 web pdf


Interviews or reports about WK
Running Jogs the Academic Mind (
Chronicle of Higher Education) 8-2010 pdf
Nobel Prize Winner Visits Cairns High, 9-2010 pdf
Fostering warmth after the supercold: Nobel laureate Wolfgang Ketterle talks up U.S.-German collaboration for innovation
Scientific American, Observations, 2/20/2010 pdf
German Center for Research and Innovation – DWIH opens in New York, German World Online, 2/28/2010 pdf

2009
On spin gradient thermometry
Viewpoint: The super cool atom thermometer by Ana Maria Rey, Physics 2 , 103 (2009), 12/7/2009 web pdf
Super cool atom thermometer, phys.org, 12/7/2009 web png
Thermometer für die Ultrakälte, Wissenschaft Aktuell, 12/9/2009 web pdf

On Ferromagnetism in a Fermi gas
Magnetism observed in a gas for the first time, MIT Press Release Sept. 18, 2009 pdf web
MIT home page pdf
Itinerant Ferromagnetism with Ultracold Atoms, by Wilhelm Zwerger, Perspective, Science 325, 1507 (2009) pdf web
A-t-on réussi à transformer un gaz en aimant, Actualite (in French), Sept. 2009 pdf
Magnetized Gas Points to New Physics, By Adrian Cho, ScienceNOW Daily News, 18 September 2009 pdf
When 'back to basics' lead to breakthroughs in scinece, The Christian Science Monitor, 18 September 2009 pdf
Gazowe ferromagnetyki, KopalniaWiedzy.pl (in Polish), 18 September 2009 pdf
Magnetism Observed In Gas For The First Time, Science Daily, 18 September 2009 pdf
Magnetism Observed In Gas For The First Time, Phys.Org, 17 September 2009 pdf
Scientists create first ever magnetic gas, Popsci.com, 17 September 2009 pdf
Scientists create magnetic gas, with help from lasers, SmartPlanet, 21 September 2009 pdf

Interviews or reports about WK
Wissenschaft darf man auch mal durch den Kakao ziehen, Interview uber den Ig Nobelpr
eis (in German)
Physik Journal 8 (2009)
pdf
Viele
einfache Fragen sind noch nicht beantwortet (in German), Spektrum der Wissenschaft, Oct. 21, 2009 pdf
Long intervew (in German): Porträt Wolfgang Ketterle: Der Mann, der in die Kälte ging
(Spektrum der Wissenschaft 11-2009)
I am a Runner (Runners' World) 12-2009

On Buffer gas BEC in metastable Helium
BECs from the fridge, New and Views Nature physics Vol. 5, October 2009 pdf

2008
Quantum simulatoins in optical lattices and the DARPA OLE program
The Mad Dash to Make Light Crystals, Science 320, 312 (April 2008), Adrian Cho pdf

Absolute zero
NOVA production, two-part documentary
The coldest place in the universe, Tom Shachtmann, Smithonian Magazin, Jan. 2008 pdf

Imbalanced fermion mixtures
Insights Flow From Ultracold Atoms That Mimic Superconductors, Adrian Cho, Science 319, 1118 pdf

Photon recoil experiment
Light bends glass, Physical Review Focus, Dec. 2008 pdf

2007
Photon recoil experiment
Minkowski, Abraham and the photon momentum, Nature Physics, Feb. 2007, p. 73 pdf

Critical velocity for superfluidity hoton recoil experiment
Breaking down superfluidity, Miranda Marquit, www.physorg.com, Sept. 2007 web pdf

Pairing without superfluidity
All Paired Up but Unable to Flow, Atoms Strain Key Conceptual Link, Adrian Cho, Science 316, 815 pdf
Fermions pair up without superfluidity, Jon Cartwright, Physics Web, May 2007 pdf
Gepaart und doch nicht suprafluid, Rainer Scharf, www.pro-physik.de, May 2007 web pdf

2006
Imbalanced fermion mixture

First direct observation of phase separation between a fluid and a superfluid, AIP Physics News Update, 10/25/06 web pdf
MIT physicists shed new light on superfluidity, MIT press release (7/20/06) web pdf
Superfluidity in the picture, John Thomas, Nature, News and Views, July 6, 2006 pdf
Tipsy Superfluids: Glimpsing off-kilter quantum clouds, Peter Weiss, Science News, 3/25/06 web pdf
Pairs and loners in a polarized Fermi gas, Physics Today, Physics Update, Feb. 2006 pdf
New Research Mimics Nuclear Matter, The National Academies, Science in the Headlines, 1/24/06 pdf

Fermionic superfluidity in a lattice fermions
First fermion superfluidity observed in an optical lattice, AIP Physics News Update, 10/25/06 web pdf

Mott insulator shells
First observation of Mott insulator shells, AIP Physics News Update, 10/25/06 web pdf

Photon recoil experiment
Momentum in an uncertain light, Ulf Leonard, Nature, News and Views, Dec. 14, 2006 pdf

Other
ISI Fast breaking comment by Martin Zwierlein (June 2006) pdf

2005
Ultacold fermions
Überflüssige Mauerblümchen, SpektrumDirekt, 12/28/05 pdf
Kondensate mit Paarungsproblemen, pro-physik.de, 12/23/05 pdf
Mismatched Cold Atoms Hint at a Stellar New Superfluid, Adrain Cho, Science, 12/23/2005 pdf
The Top Physics Stories for 2005, AIP Physics News Update, 12/7/05 web pdf
Image of the Week, New Matter: Superfluid Fermi Gas, Mc Graw Hill Encyclopedia of Sciene & Technology Online,
7/3/05 web pdf

Tiny Whirlpools Prove Atoms Flow Freely, Science Vol. 308, Issue 5730, 6/24/05 web pdf Science Link
A Quantum Revolution, Rudolf Grimm, Nature, 6/23/05 web pdf
Images of Vortices Reveal Superfluidity in a Fermi Gas, Barbara Goss Levi, Phyiscs Today, July 2005 web pdf
Superfluidity in an Ultracold Gas of Fermion Atoms, AIP Physics News Update, 6/22/05 web pdf
Vortices seen in Fermi gas, IOP Physics Web, June 2005 web pdf
Des chercheurs américains mettent en évidence un nouvel état de la matière, Le Monde, 6/24/05 web pdf
Ein neuer Zustand der Materie, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (6/29/05) tif
MIT physicists create new form of matter, MIT press release (6/22/05) web
Whirling Atoms Dance into Physics Textbooks, JPL-NASA News Release, 6/24/05 web pdf
MIT Group Creates a High-Temperature Superfluid, NSF Press release, 6/22/05 web
Revolutionäre Quantenwirbel, pro-physik.de, 6/23/05 web pdf
MIT Physicists Create New Form of Matter, ElectronicNews, 6/23/05 web pdf

Physicists create new form of matter, Science News Daily, 6/22/05 web pdf
M
IT Researchers Spin Superfluid Gas, EETimes, 6/22/05 web pdf
Ultracold Atoms Turn a Cool Trick, Science Now, 6/22/05 web pdf
New Form of Matter Created, Universe Today (6/22/05) web
ISI Fast breaking comment by Martin Zwierlein (February 2005) web pdf

Photon recoil experiment
The First Direct Measurement of Recoil Momentum 5/24/05 AIP Physics News Update web pdf
Single-atom photon recoil momentum, Physics Update, Phyiscs Today, July 2005 web pdf

Optical measurement of the phase of Bose-Einstein condensates
Bose-Einstein condensates interfere and survive, Juha Javanainen, Science, 3/25/05 pdf
Condensates Coaxed to Exhibit Unique Interference, May 2005, Photonics Spectra
Clash of the quantum clouds measured for first time, April 2005, New Scientist
Interferierende Kondensate, pro-physik.de, 3/29/05 pdf

Other
The Revolution Has Not Stopped, June 2005, Physics World, article leader
(Peter Rodgers on a decade of BEC)
ISI Special Topics: Superfluids Most cited authors (pdf) (June 2005)

2004
Ultracold fermions
Extreme Impersonations, Science News Online, Sept. 2004 web pdf
Fermionic first for condensates, Physics World, March 2004 web pdf
First Evidence for Superfluidity in an Atom-Based Fermi Gas, Physics News Update, 4/13/04 web pdf

Other
ISI Citation Analysis: Bose-Einstein Condensatione web
pdf: Interview with WKMost cited authorsMost cited papers

2003
Lowest temperature ever achieved
Record-shattering cold at MIT (Boston Globe 9/12/03; front page, pdf, 410 kB; full article, pdf, 63 kB)
It't so cool, New Scientist 9/20/2003
ABC News
Die Welt
SpaceDaily
Der Spiegel
ORF
IOP Physics Web
Red Nova News
Yahoo News
ScienceDaily News
ScienceNOW
Universe Today
MIT team achieves coldest temperature ever pdf, 9/11/03, MIT News Office
Lowest Manmade Temperature (pdf, 509 kB; Guiness Book of Records 2003)

Ultracold fermions
Physicists perform ultracold coup over molecules, 12/18/03, MIT News Office
The next big chill, October 2003, Scientific American pdf
Ultracold Fermionic Atoms Team up as Molecules: Can They Form Cooper Pairs as Well?
(Barbara Goss Levi in Physics Today, October 2003; pdf, 3 MB)
Ultracold atoms spark a hot race (pdf, 285 kB; Science, 8/82003, Adrian Cho on fermionic superfluidity)
How to freeze out collisions (pdf, 84 kB; Science, 6/13/2003, Massimo Inguscio on clocks and fermions)
Truer Ticks and Tocks (pdf, 92 kB; Science NOW, 5/9/2003, Adrian Cho on clocks and fermions)

Other
Quantum gases come of age (Mark Edwards in Physics World, Sept. 2003; pdf, 4 MB)
Superradiance in Bose-Einstein condensates studied (jpg,109 kB; Photonics Spectra, June 2003)
A special visit, and suddenly it adds up (jpg, 1 MB; Boston Sunday Globe, 3/9/2003)
(on Wolfgang Ketterle's visit to the Brookline High School)
ISI Interview with WK

2002 and before

Doing the Wave in Many Ways (pdf, 201 kB; Charles Seife in Science, 11/15/2002, on matter waves and atom lasers)

Der Kühlschrank in der Wüste (in German) (pdf, 148 kB; Netzzeitung Interview with W. Ketterle, 12/9/02)

Press release of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany regarding the award of the Knight Commander's Cross (Badge and Star) of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ketterle (11/27/02) (pdf, 55 kB)

In brief: BEC to basics (pdf, 148 kB; Nature Physics Portal Research Highlights, 9/02)

Altered States (pdf, 224 kB; Nature New Feature, 6/27/02, on Fermi gases)

Continuous Progress on Atom Lasers (pdf, 83 kB; Science, 6/21/02)

Team moves Bose-Einstein Condensates 44 cm (jpg, 0.5 MB; Photonics Spectra, May 2002, p. 42)

My Pet Neutron Star (pdf, 223 kB) (Science@NASA 4/02, electroninc news, Link)

A New Form of Matter (pdf, 217 kB) (Science@NASA 3/02, electroninc news, Link)

Optical trap transports Bose-Einstein condensate (jpg, 1.0 MB) (Opto & Laser Europe, 2/02)

Quantum Condensate Gets a Fresh Squeeze (pdf, 67 kB) (Science, 9/28/01)

Cooperation includes all atoms (pdf, 263 kB) (Nature, 8/16/01)

Giving a boost to atoms (pdf, 124 kB) (Nature, 12/9/99)

MIT's Wolfgang Ketterle: New Marching Orders for Atoms (pdf, 110 kB; Science Watch interview with WK, 1999)

Reports of the MIT Press Office

Magnetism observed in gas for the first time (9/17/09) web

MIT physicists shed new light on superfluidity (7/20/06) web pdf

MIT physicists create new form of matter (6/22/05) web

Wolfgang Ketterle wins faculty Killian Award (5/21/04)

Physicists perform ultracold coup over molecules (12/18/03)

MIT team achieves coldest temperature ever (9/11/03) pdf

MIT researchers create a continuous source of coherent atoms (5/16/02)

Eight from MIT win Nobels in 5 fields; Kofi Annan's Peace Prize caps week (10/12/01)

MIT physicist shares 2001 Nobel Prize in physics (10/9/01)

Swiss-cheese-like gas cloud holds clues to starquakes (4/11/01, report on vortex lattices)

MIT researchers "amplify" atoms with a zap of light (12/8/99)

Ketterle wins Discover Award for atom laser (6/10/98)

MIT physicists achieve advances in manipulating ultracold matter (3/16/98, report on Feshbach resonances)

MIT Physicists Demonstrate First Atom Laser (1/27/1997), photos

MIT team reports advance in Bose-Einstein understanding (11/29/95)

 

AIP Physics News Updates

First direct observation of phase separation between a fluid and a superfluid, AIP Physics News Update, 10/25/06 web pdf

First fermion superfluidity observed in an optical lattice, AIP Physics News Update, 10/25/06 web pdf

First observation of Mott insulator shells, AIP Physics News Update, 10/25/06 web pdf

The Top Physics Stories for 2005, AIP Physics News Update, 12/7/05 web pdf

Superfluidity in an Ultracold Gas of Fermion Atoms (6/22/05)web pdf

The First Direct Measurement of Recoil Momentum
(5/24/05) pdf

APS March Meeting in Indianapolis (3/22/02)

The 2001 Nobel Prize in Physics (10/9/01)

AMPLIFYING AN ATOM WAVE (1/7/00)

ARE BOSE-EINSTEIN CONDENSATES SUPERFLUID? (9/23/99)

ZERO-POINT MOTION IN A BOSE-EINSTEIN CONDENSATE (6/15/99)

IMMISCIBLE QUANTUM LIQUIDS (11/13/98)

TUNABLE CHEMISTRY IN BOSE-EINSTEIN CONDENSATES (BECs) (3/12/98)

SOUND WAVES AND SUPERNOVAS IN BOSE-EINSTEIN CONDENSATES (BECs) (4/29/97)

A RUDIMENTARY ATOM LASER (1/27/97)
see also AIP Physics News Preview, and a news article in Science

GENERATING "SOUND WAVES" IN BOSE-EINSTEIN CONDENSATES (7/15/96)

ADVANCES IN BOSE-EINSTEIN CONDENSATES (5/23/96)

A BOSE EINSTEIN CONDENSATE (BEC) OF SODIUM ATOMS (11/10/95)