The Center for Ultracold Atoms (CUA) brings together a community of scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University to pursue research in the new fields that that have been opened by the creation of ultracold atoms and quantum gases. The CUA is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The CUA’s research is currently organized around the themes of strongly correlated states of ultracold atoms and quantum state control of atoms and photons. The research is carried out in dedicated facilities at MIT and Harvard University by a community of approximately 100 graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, undergraduate students and visitors who work under the supervision of the Center’s senior investigators in collaborative projects.
The group is led by Professor Wolfgang Ketterle, Professor Daniel Kleppner, Professor David E. Pritchard, Professor Vladan Vuletic, Professor Martin W. Zwierlein, Professor Paola Cappellaro, and Professor Isaac Chuang.