May 16, 2014

Quantum simulator gives clues about magnetism

Using gas a billion times colder than air to study how electrons behave

Curious about how ultracold atoms interact? Ever wondered how ultracold atoms can switch from non-interacting to strongly interacting – in only a millisecond?

Then this story is for you.

Assembling the puzzles of quantum materials is, in some ways, like dipping a wire hanger into a vat of soapy water, says the University of Toronto's Joseph Thywissen, faculty member in the physics department and at the Centre for Quantum Information and Quantum Control.