Research groups working with atom traps

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Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA

Australia
Brisbane Univ. Queensland Vale, Rubinsztein-Dunlop Rb BEC, atom chip
www
Canberra Australian Nat. Univ. Baldwin, Truscott He* hollow-fiber waveguides, atom lithography, BEC www
Canberra Australian Nat. Univ. Close Rb
BEC, atom laser www
Melbourne Swinburne Univ. Sidorov, Hannaford Rb, Li
BEC, atom chip, ultracold molecules
www
Nathan Griffith Univ. Sang Ne* cold collisions, CO2-laser dipole trap www
Perth
Univ. West. Australia
Luiten, McFerran Rb, Ca
optical atomic clocks, microwave clocks www

Austria
Innsbruck University and
Austrian Acad. Sciences
Hecker Denschlag, Nägerl, 
Schreck, Grimm
Li, K, Rb, 
Cs, Sr
BEC (Cs, Rb, and 6Li2), ultracold molecules,
atomic mixtures (Bose-Bose, Bose-Fermi, Fermi-Fermi)
molecular BEC and degenerate Fermi gases
www
Graz Techn. University Windholz Li, Na photoionization, 
cold heteronuclear molecules
www
Vienna Techn. University Schmiedmayer Li, Rb atom chips, BEC www

Brazil
Campinas University Cruz Ca   www
Recife University Vianna, Tabosa Rb, Cs nonlinear optics www
Rio de Janeiro Fed. Univ. C.L. Cesar Cr, H buffer gas loading into magnetic traps www
Sao Paulo University Marcassa, Bagnato Na, K, 
Rb, Cs
mixed-species trapping, 
BEC, Rydberg atoms
www
Sao Paulo University Nussenzveig Rb quantum optics experiments www

Canada
Ottawa
Nat. Res. Council
Michaud
Rb
nicrowave metrology
www
Toronto York Univ. van Wijngaarden Rb BEC www
Toronto University Steinberg Rb atom optics, atom tunneling www
Toronto University Thywissen Rb, K quantum gases www
Vancouver TRIUMF Behr K beta-decay www
Windsor University McConkey Cs electron collisions www

China (People's Republic of China)
Beijing Peking University Chen Rb BEC, atom laser, ultracold-ultrafast interactions www
Shanghai Inst. of Optics Wang Rb MOT www
Shanxi Inst. of Opto-Electronics Wang, Zhang, Peng Cs MOT, cavity QED www
Wuhan Inst. of Physics & Mathematics Zhan Rb MOT, EIT www
China (Republic of China - Taiwan)
Hsinchu Nat. Tsing Hua Univ. Yu Rb MOT www
Min-Hsiung Chia-Yi Nat. Chung Cheng Univ.
Han
Rb
BEC
www
Tainan City Nat. Cheng Kung Univ. Tsai Rb MOT www

Denmark
Aarhus University Budde
Cs BEC
www
Copenhagen
Niels Bohr Inst.
Polzik
Rb, Cs
towards BEC, spin squeezing
www
Copenhagen Oersted Lab Anderson, 
Thomsen
Na 
Mg
charge-transfer collisions, 
cold collisions
www

Finland
Helsinki Univ. of Technology
Shevchenko, Kaivola, Tittonen
Rb
microtraps on permanent magnets
www

France
Lille University Hennequin, Szriftgiser, Zehnlé,
Garreau, Verkerk
Cs quantum chaos, optical lattices www
Nice Inst. Non-Linéaire Labeyrie, Miniatura,
Kaiser, Wilkowski
Rb, Sr coherent backscattering, weak and strong localization,
nonlinear physics, towards BEC
www
Orsay Inst. d'Optique Bouyer, Boiron, 
Westbrook, Aspect
Rb, K, He* atom chips, BEC www
Orsay Inst. d'Optique Grangier Rb single-atom dipole trapping www
Orsay Lab. Aimé Cotton Pruvost, Pillet Cs dipole guide, cold molecules www
Palaiseau ONERA Bresson Rb atom inertial sensors www
Paris ENS Dalibard, Salomon, 
Leduc, 
Cohen-Tannoudji
Li, Rb, 
Cs, He*
BEC, atom optics, 
atomic clocks, Raman cooling 
sympathetic cooling of fermions
www
Paris
ENS
Reichel
Rb integrated atom optics
www
Paris LNE-SYRTE
Clairon
Rb, Cs
atomic fountain
www
Paris LNE-SYRTE
Landragin Rb, Cs inertial sensors www
Paris
LNE-SYRTE
Lemonde
Sr
atomic clock
www
Toulouse University Weiner Cs   www
Villetaneuse Univ. Paris-Nord Lorent, Perrin
Rb BEC, surface waveguide www
Villetaneuse Univ. Paris-Nord Keller, Gorceix Cr, Cs atom optics www

Germany
Berlin
Fritz-Haber-Inst.
(Max-Planck Inst.)
Conrad, Küpper, Schöllkopf,
Friedrich, Meijer
molecules
Stark deceleration, electrostatic trapping,
sympathetic cooling
www
Berlin Max-Born-Inst./ 
Techn. Univ.
Eichmann, 
von Oppen
He*   www
Bonn University Meschede, Rasbach,
Rauschenbeutel
Cs, Rb single atoms, atom optics www
Braunschweig PTB Riehle, Helmcke Ca atomic clock, photoass. spectr. www
Darmstadt
Technical Univ.
Birkl
Rb, Ne*
atom optics, BEC
www
Darmstadt Technical Univ. Walther Hg   www
Düsseldorf University Görlitz Rb, Yb BEC www
Freiburg University Helm Rb photoionization www
Freiburg University Weidemüller, Wester Li, Rb, Cs two-component mixtures, photoass.
cold Rydberg gas
www
Garching MPI for 
Quantum Optics
Dürr, Kuhn, Pinkse,
Rempe
Rb cavity QED, BEC www
Hamburg University Hemmerich Rb, Ca optical lattices, matter waves www
Hamburg University Bongs, Sengstock Rb, K
BEC, spinor condensates
www
Hannover University Arlt, Rasel, Ertmer Rb, K, Mg atom optics and interferometry, 
BEC, Bose-Fermi-mixtures
www
Heidelberg University Oberthaler Rb Matter-wave optics www
Heidelberg MPI for Nucl. Phys. Dorn, Ullrich Li ionization by electron, ion, photon impact www
Mainz University Bloch Rb BEC, optical lattices, Mott insulator www
Munich / 
Garching
University, MPI 
Quantum Optics
Dieckmann, Hänsch Li, K, Rb BEC, ultracold mixtures
www
Stuttgart University Stuhler, Pfau Rb, Cr quantum gases www
Tübingen University Weitz Rb atom optics www
Tübingen University Zimmermann Li, Rb BEC in magnetic microtraps,
mixed-species trapping
www

India
Bangalore Indian Inst. of Science Natarajan Rb MOT www 
Bangalore Raman
Research Inst.
Ramachandran Rb MOT www
Calcutta Univ. Ghosh, Ray Rb MOT, atom guiding www
Mumbai Tata Inst. Fund. Research Unnikrishnan Rb MOT, gravity and inertia, all-optical BEC www

Israel
Be'er Sheva Ben Gurion Univ. Folman Rb atom chip: fabrication and experiments www
Rehovot Weizman Inst. Davidson Rb optical dipole traps, BEC www

Italy
Florence LENS, Univ. Inguscio, Modugno, Fort, Minardi K, Rb BEC, heteronuclear Bose-Fermi
and Bose-Bose mixtures
www
Florence Univ., LENS
Tino Rb, Sr
atom interferometry, optical clocks
www
Pisa University Arimondo Rb, Cs BEC, two-species trap www
Pisa University Gabbanini Rb photoassociation, cold molecules www
Siena University Moi Na "white-light" cooling www
Trento University Ricci Rb   www

Japan
Atsugi NTT Mukai Rb BEC www
Kawasaki ERATO project Katori, Gonokami Sr optical cooling towards BEC www
Kyoto University Yabuzaki Yb   www
Okazaki University Morita He*   www
Tokyo University Kuga Rb BEC www
Tokyo University Shimizu, Shimizu Li, Ne* atom holography www
Tokyo Univ. Electro-Comm. Nakagawa Rb BEC www

Korea
Seoul Nat. University Jhe Rb low-dimensional atom manipulation www
Seoul Univ. of Korea Cho Cs magneto-optics, dipole trapping www

Netherlands
Amsterdam University van Druten, van Linden van den Heuvell,
Spreeuw, Walraven
Rb, K, Li
BEC, quantum gases
www
Amsterdam Free University Vassen, Hogervorst He* BEC, mixed Bose/Fermi gas www
Eindhoven University Vredenbregt,  Beijerinck Rb, Ne* ultracold plasmas
www
Groningen KVI Knoop, Hoekstra,
Hoekstra, Morgenstern
Na
Ca
cold target (MOTRIMS),
ultrasensitive trace analysis
www
Utrecht University van der Straten, Vogels
Na, Rb, He* BEC, photoassociation spectroscopy www

New Zealand
Auckland
University
Leonhard, Hoogerland
Rb, Cs
chaos
www
Dunedin
University of Otago
Wilson Rb BEC www

Poland
Krakow Jagiellonian University Gawlik, Zachorowski Rb MOTs, optical dipole traps, optical lattices,
towards all-optical BEC
www
Krakow Jagiellonian University Dohnalik Rb MOTs, evanescent waves www
Torun Nat. AMO Lab. Gawlik, Zawada, Jastrzebski,
Zachorowski, Bylicki
Rb
Sr
BEC
towards optical clock
www
Torun
Nat. AMO Lab.
Domyslawska, Trawinski Rb
MOT
www
Warsaw Inst. of Phys., Pol. Acad. Sci. Glodz, Kowalski, Szonert Rb high resolution spectroscopy www

Russia
Novosibirsk Russian Acad. Sci., Novosibirsk State Univ. Chapovsky Rb spectroscopy, towards BEC www

Singapore
Singapore Nanyang Technological Univ. Dumke Rb towards BEC, atom optics www

Spain
Barcelona Institute of Photonic Sciences Mitchell Rb dipole trap quantum optics www

Sweden
Umea University Kastberg Cs, Rb
optical lattices, towards BEC
www

Switzerland
Neuchâtel Observatory Thomann  Cs atomic clock www
Zurich Swiss Fed. Inst. of Techn. (ETH) Esslinger Rb, K atom lasers, quantum gases www

UK
Durham University Adams, Hughes,
Cornish
Rb, Cs
laser cooling, atom optics,
BEC with tunable interactions
www
Cambridge University Köhl Rb BEC, single atoms www
London Imperial College Hinds Rb magnetic mirrors, atom chips, BEC www
London
UCL
Renzoni
Rb, Cs
optical lattices
www
Oxford University Foot Rb BEC, atom interferometry, quantum chaos www
St. Andrews University Dholakia Rb guiding, hollow beams www
Strathclyde University Arnold, Riis Rb storage rings, BEC www

USA
Ann Arbor; MI Univ. Michigan Raithel Rb optical lattices, cold Rydberg gas www
Atlanta, GA Georgia Inst. of Tech. Chapman Rb CO2 trap, all-optical BEC www
Atlanta, GA Georgia Inst. of Tech. Raman Na BEC www
Austin, TX Univ. of Texas Heinzen Rb BEC, photoass. spectroscopy www
Austin; TX Univ. of Texas Raizen Na, Rb-BEC
quantum chaos, quantum transport, single atoms
www
Berkeley, CA Univ Stamper-Kurn Rb BEC, cavity QED www
Boulder, CO
JILA and Univ.
Anderson
Rb
Chip BEC, BEC interferometer
www
Boulder, CO
Univ. and JILA Wieman, Cornell Rb BEC www
Boulder, CO
Univ. and JILA Jin K degenerate Fermi gas www
Boulder, CO
NIST Hollberg Ca   www
Boulder, CO
JILA Ye
Sr  precision measurements, ultracold collisions www
Cambridge, MA Harvard Univ. Doyle Cr, Eu, 
CaH
buffer-gas loading into 
magnetic trap
www
Cambridge, MA Harvard Univ. Prentiss Cs integrated atom optics www
Cambridge, MA
Harvard Univ.
Hau
Na
BEC, slow light
www
Cambridge, MA MIT Ketterle Na BEC www
Cambridge, MA MIT Greytak, Kleppner H BEC www
Cambridge, MA
MIT
Vuletic
Rb
BEC on microchips, cavity-induced cooling
www
Charlottesville, VA
Univ. of Virginia
Gallagher
Rb
cold Rydberg atoms
www
Charlottesville, VA Univ. of Virginia Sacket Rb BEC interferometry www
Chicago, IL Argonne Nat. Lab. Lu Kr*, Ca,
6He*, Ra
ultrasensitive trace-isotope analysis www
Chicago, IL
Univ.
Chin
Cs
ultracold molecules
www
College Park, MD
Univ. of Maryland
Orozco
Rb, Fr
quantum optics, francium spectroscopy
www
College Park, MD
Univ. of Maryland
Rolston
Rb, Xe*
ultracold plasmas
www
Colorado Springs, CO Air Force Academy Knize Cs, Cs2 cold molecules www
Corvallis Oregon St. Univ. McIntyre Rb   www
Durham, NC Duke University Thomas Li ultrastable CO2 trapping, 
spin mixtures of fermions
www
El Segundo Aerospace Corporation Buell, Wang Rb. Cs atomic clock for GPS, two-species trap www
Eugene Univ. Oregon Mossberg Rb, Yb   www
Gaithersburg, MD NIST Lett, Helmerson,
Porto, Phillips
Na, Rb
BEC, atom optics, atomic clock, 
photoassociation spectroscopy
www
Gaithersburg NIST McClelland Cr atom lithography www
Grand Rapids Calvin College Walhout Kr* metastable lifetimes www
Houston Rice University Hulet Li BEC, photoassoc. spectroscopy,
degenerater Fermi gas, mixed Bose/Fermi gas
www
Houston, TX Rice University Killian Sr ultracold plasmas, high resolution spectroscopy www
Lewiston Bates College Ruff Rb, Cs two-species trap www
Los Alamos LANL Vieira, Zhao Rb, Cs radioactive isotopes www
Madison, WI
Univ. Wisconsin
Saffman
Rb
quantum computing, spatial instabilities
www
Madison, WI
Univ. Wisconsin Walker K, Rb ultracold collisions www
Manhattan, KS Kansas State Univ. DePaolo Rb MOTRIMS, coherent excitation, cold collisions www
New Haven Yale University DeMille
Rb, Cs
ultracold polar molecules
www
New York
NY Univ.
Sleator
Rb
atom interferometry
www
Norfolk, VA Old Dominion Univ. Havey Rb
light localization, coherent backscattering www
Norfolk, VA Old Dominion Univ. Sukenik Rb, Ar* mixed-species trapping, cold molecules, atom optics www
Oxford, OH Miami Univ. Bali Rb quantum transport www
Oxford, OH Miami Univ. Bayram Cs cold molecules, photoionization spectroscopy www
Pasadena, CA
Caltech Kimble Cs cavity QED www
Pasadena, CA
Caltech Libbrecht Cs microtraps, cryogenic trap www
Pasadena, CA
Caltech Mabuchi Cs microtraps for cavity QED www
Patuxent 
River
Naval Air 
Warfare Center
Narducci Na ultra-sensitive measurements of 
magnetic and gravitational fields
www
Rochester, NY University Bigelow Na, K,
Rb, Cs
mixed-species trapping,  BEC,
cold heteronuclear molecules
www
Seattle
University
Fortson
Yb
optical frequency standard
www
Stanford, CA University Kasevich
Rb, Cs atom optics and interferometry, quantum gases
www
Stillwater, OK
Oklahoma State Univ.
Summy
Rb
all-optical BEC, quantum chaos
www
Stony Brook, NY State Univ. NY Metcalf Rb   www
Storrs, CT Univ. Connecticut Stwalley, Gould K, Rb photoass. spectr., cold molecules www
Tucson Univ. Arizona Jessen Cs sideband cooling, optical lattices www
University Park Penn. State Univ. Gibble Rb, Cs atomic clocks, cold collisions www
University Park Penn. State Univ. Weiss Rb, Cs electron edm search, BEC,
quantum computation in optical lattices
www
Urbana
Illinois
DeMarco
Rb
optical lattices, quantum simulation
www
Washington US Naval Observatory Ekstrom Rb, Cs atomic fountain www
Waterville, ME
Colby College
Tate
Rb
ultracold plasmas
www

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