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Archive for April 26th, 2010


Monday, April 26, 2010

Atom Stopper

With help from other fields, Mark Raizen and his lab slow and control atoms

Mark Raizen

Mark Raizen

Professor Mark Raizen not only advises his students to pay attention to what’s going on in other fields, he shows them how it’s done.

“It’s something I emphasize to my students–that the directions you take in research are often guided by other fields, completely unexpected fields,” he says. “It’s important to keep an open mind and learn about what other people are doing outside your field because
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