Atomic & Molecular Physics

Celebrating International Women in Science Day 2024: Remembering Deborah Jin

Submitted by kennac on Fri, 03/08/2024 - 10:04 am

To celebrate International Women in Science Day 2024, JILA is honoring the work and legacy of the late Deborah Jin, a pioneer in polar molecular quantum chemistry.

Jin’s groundbreaking work significantly impacted JILA (a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of Colorado Boulder) and the wider field of physics, marking her as an inspiring figure for this year’s International Women in Science Day. 

Humans of JILA podcast: Episode 6: JILA and NIST Fellow and Nobel Laureate, Eric Cornell

Submitted by kennac on Wed, 02/28/2024 - 11:53 am

JILA and NIST Fellow Dr. Eric Cornell is one of two Nobel Laureates currently working at JILA. In this episode, you'll hear the story of how Cornell worked to discover the BEC (Bose-Einstein-Condensate), which earned him a Nobel Prize in 2001, and how the Nobel Prize has affected his career. You'll also hear about Cornell's current research and meet one of his graduate students Anzhou Wang, who discusses what it's like working for a Nobel laureate.