Center for Ultracold Atoms

Center for Ultracold Atoms

The Center for Ultracold Atoms (CUA) brings together a community of scientists from MIT and Harvard University to pursue research in the new fields that have been opened by the creation of ultracold atoms and quantum gases.  CUA research focuses on research at the frontiers of ultracold science, including the nature of high-temperature superconductors, the origin of quantum magnetism, and the nature of entanglement and correlations in few-particles systems. The research exploits the growing power of controlling bosonic and fermionic fluids of ultracold atoms, and single atoms and photons. These techniques are applied to problems of central interest in condensed matter physics, and quantum information science.  The research is carried out in dedicated facilities at MIT and Harvard University by a community of approximately 100 graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, undergraduate students and visitors who work under the supervision of the Center's senior investigators in collaborative projects.