People: Alan Jamison

Postdoctoral Fellow
Wed February 1, 2023

Physicists observe rare resonance in molecules for the first time

If she hits just the right pitch, a singer can shatter a wine glass. The reason is resonance. While the glass may vibrate slightly in response to most acoustic tones, a pitch that resonates with the material’s own natural frequency can send its vibrations into overdrive, causing the glass to shatter. Resonance also occurs at...
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Wed March 9, 2022

Physicists steer chemical reactions by magnetic fields and quantum interference

Physicists in the MIT-Harvard Center for Ultracold Atoms (CUA) have developed a new approach to control the outcome of chemical reactions. This is traditionally done using temperature and chemical catalysts, or more recently with external fields (electric or magnetic fields, or laser beams). MIT CUA physicists have now added a new twist to this: They...
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Past Events
Tue October 10, 2017 4:00 pm

Triple Feature

Location:Harvard Jefferson 250

Triple feature presented by three CUA members. Each will speak for 20 minutes and then there will be a question and answer period for 5 minutes. Topics will include the following:

“Long-lived Ultracold Triplet Molecules,” presented by Alan Jamison

“Meson theory of magnetic polarons in hole-doped anti-ferromagnets” presented by Fabian Grusdt

“Probing many-body dynamics on a 51-atom quantum simulator,” presented by Hannes Bernien.






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Fri April 20, 2018 2:00 pm
Location:MIT 26-214 and 26-210

At extremely low temperatures, the fundamental building blocks of the universe behave unexpectedly. Discover this hidden world at The Center for Ultracold Atoms (CUA).

Tue September 1, 2020 12:00 am
Since 2016, members of the CUA have spoken to classes at Christo Rey Boston High School, as well as tutored students. Tutoring is primarily in science subjects, but also covers organizational skills. The Christo Rey student body is comprised of nearly all students of color, all from families of limited economic means, and 60% of...