The Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) and NIST
- The JQI was founded in 2006 as a joint institute between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Physics, University of Maryland at College Park, MD. Its overall goal is to pursue the science of coherent quantum phenomena. I was one of the original Fellows of the JQI from the NIST Physics Laboratory and now am an Emeritus Fellow.
Publication list of articles in science journals
JQI news items related to work I have done:
- JQI link to NIST news on interacting quantum matter (2018)
- Interactive quantum matter with atoms in optical lattice cells, article in Nature (2018)
- Quo vadis now, cold molecules? (2018)
- Chilled atoms enable deeper understanding of simple chemistry (2017)
- Atom pairs in optical lattices plus JILA article on the same (2016)
- OSA William F. Meggers Award (2015)
- 70th birthday/retirement celebration and scientific program (2014)
- New theory of universal three-body encounters (2014)
- Chaos in the cold (2014)
- Microkelvin molecular chemistry is a reality (2012).
- Borrmorean rings and universal three-body states (2011)
- Cold collisions tamed: quantum reflections (2010)
- Seeing the “quantum” in chemistry (2009)
- 2009 MURI grant (2009)
- New standard of accuracy for strontium clocks (2009)
- Scientists create first dense gas of ultracold polar molecules (2008)
My area of interest is theoretical atomic, molecular, and optical physics applied to systems of real experimental interest. One focus is applying numerical methods to calculate the full quantum dynamics of atomic and molecular systems. Another is developing approximate or analytic models for analysis or interpretation. Work in the 1970’s involved atmospheric and astrophysical problems. Work in the 1980s, centered on issues relating to high-energy lasers and collisions in light fields. Since the development of laser cooling at NIST in the mid 1980s, I have concentrated on quantum phenomena associated with cold atoms, molecules and ions. This includes the quantum dynamics of cold collisions, namely, their precise characterization, their control by magnetic, electric, or electro-magnetic fields, their role in quantum gases and in lattice structures with tight confinement, and the production and properties of ultra-cold molecules and their chemical dynamics. I have co-authored 5 review articles on these topics. This work continues since retirement from NIST in 2013, having published 26 papers during 2014-2019 since retiring with 2 additional ones under review in 2020.