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The Wright Research group uses ultra-cold quantum gases to study quantum many-body phenomena. Areas of active research include macroscopic quantum phenomena (superfluidity), non-equilibrium dynamics, and coherent light-matter interactions.

Li Cell Fluorescence

Group Meeting / Ultracold Journal Club (Spring 2015):
Mondays @ 2 p.m. Wilder 245 (Prof. Wright's office) or 202 if available.
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

Temperature Stability Issues Resolved

The temperature in the central part of our lab is now stable to within ±0.05 C.Temp. 09_25_2014 thru 10_02_2014

It's been a complicated and needlesly drawn out technical battle to get to this point. For comparison, here's a plot of what the HVAC system was doing to the lab temperature shortly after it was commissioned, over a year ago. (Emerson/Liebert, you are permanently blacklisted as far as we're concerned)

TempHumid Sept 16-24

Needless to say it wasn't easy to make progress getting the lasers stabilized in an environment like that. Now that we've got a proper laboratory to work in, we should be able to make a lot more progress in the next 12 months!

  1. Publication in PRA Comments Off
  2. Lithium Fluorescence Comments Off
  3. Optical Table Installation Comments Off
  4. Lab Construction Progress Comments Off