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2010 Outstanding Young Scientist - Ian Spielman

headshot of Ian B. Spielman
Credit: NIST

Ian B. Spielman

From JQI press release:  "By shining laser light and applying an external magnetic field with a gradient on a gas of neutral atoms in an ultracold state of matter known as a Bose-Einstein condensate, Spielman and his colleagues have synthesized an environment in which the neutral atoms act as if they were charged particles swirling in a uniform magnetic field. See the JQI multimedia report Synthetic Magnetism Achieved by Optical Methods in Ultracold Atoms and the Nature paper http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v462/n7273/abs/nature08609.html."

Created October 2, 2017