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JILA Chair Dana Anderson Soars with Cold Atoms

Submitted by kdcadmin on Fri, 05/19/2017 - 12:41 pm

May 18 was a red-letter day for Fellow Dana Anderson and employees of the company he founded, ColdQuanta. For the first time ever, ultracold 85Rb atoms soared above the Earth during an airplane flight with Anderson at the controls. The plane flew from Boulder to Fort Collins and back. University of Colorado Boulder Science Writer Trent Knoss was there and filed this exciting report from the scene. No word yet on how well the ultracold atoms fared outside of the laboratory!

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