The Wright Research group uses ultra-cold quantum gases to study quantum many-body phenomena.

Areas of interest include macroscopic quantum phenomena (superfluidity), non-equilibrium dynamics, and coherent light-matter interactions.

Li Cell Fluorescence

Group Meeting / Ultracold Journal Club (Spring 2015):
Wed. @ 1 p.m. in Wilder 103 (Graduate Student Lounge)
Journal Club papers are posted on the group wiki. (Internal access only)
Students: make a Journal Club suggestion from the RSS feeds below!

Lab Location: Wilder Basement, Rooms 17 and 18
Note: For safety reasons, room 17 is only accessible through room 18.
Ring the doorbell if you need to reach someone in the lab!

Graduate Physics at Dartmouth:
Research in the Department of Physics and Astronomy
Ph.D. Requirements
How To Apply

Undergraduate Research
Interested undergraduates should contact Prof. Wright about getting involved.
Dartmouth has numerous internal programs for supporting undergraduate research. (See the
UGAR website. )

Recent Posts

2DMOT Base pressure

No leaks during a bakeout of up to 450 C, the base pressure with just the ion pumps is in the low 10-11 torr range, and the residual gas analyzer shows nothing but a little hydrogen left. I think we can call this a success.Base PressureThe outside of the chamber isn't quite as aesthetically pleasing as it was, but the inside is very, very clean, and ready for installation of windows, and the lithium vapor sources. Next: move it to the main table and get ready to attach the main chamber.


  1. We have a new 2DMOT chamber Comments Off
  2. Temperature Stability Issues Resolved Comments Off
  3. Publication in PRA Comments Off
  4. Lithium Fluorescence Comments Off