The CUA sponsors a variety of outreach activities including a summer school in atomic physics that is normally held in conjunction with the International Conference on Atomic Physics, a visitors program, co-sponsorship of workshops in collaboration with the nearby Theoretical Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics (ITAMP) and Harvard Quantum Optics Center (HQOC), and outreach programs to local K-12 students.

Past Events

Mon May 20, 2019 4:00 pm
On May 20, the definitions for the units of mass, charge, temperature and mole will change.  This is a major change in the international system of units, eliminating all man-made objects from these definitions.  This talk will provide some historical background and motivation for defining fundamental base units.  However, the main focus of the talk...
Fri April 19, 2019 2:00 pm
Location:MIT 26-210 and 26-214
Join CUA members to learn hands-on about some of the research that goes on in the CUA! Activities include a gum-drop model Ion Trap, a 6-foot Tornado Simulator, experiments with Liquid Nitrogen to see how ultracold temperatures change everyday objects, and a station to make your own holograms. The event will kick off with a...