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Eric A. Cornell
Professor Adjoint, Department of Physics
My research interests center around the behavior of extremely cold atomic gases. Recent developments in laser-cooling techniques have made possible new families of experiments at microKelvin temperatures. My group investigates techniques for manipulating cold atoms and studies interactions between trapped alkali atoms at collision energies below one microKelvin. I am best known for producing a Bose-Einstein condensate in a sample of trapped atoms. Most recently I've begun a project to measure the electric dipole moment of the electron, a project designed to investigate the particle physics concept known as "supersymmetry."