Lundblad lab is an experimental atomic physics research facility at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, USA. We focus on the physics of matter cooled to just barely above absolute zero, specifically the phenomena associated with Bose-Einstein condensation in shell-like traps and in optical lattices.

If you are a Bates student interested in summer research or senior thesis work, please contact Professor Lundblad to discuss possible projects.

Recent News

October 15, 2017

I am considering hiring a postdoc or visiting scholar for a 6-to-12-month period, beginning January 2018.

Are you a graduate student between projects looking to try something new whose advisor would release you for a time? Are you looking to fill time between the end of a PhD and the start of a new position or postdoc?

I am flexible, and largely need help coordinating and modeling experiments aboard NASA CAL (launch date expected February 2018), although you would also have full access to a working BEC machine at Bates. Email me if interested!

October 1, 2017

Congratulations to student Nick Sergay, who presented our summer work (on Gross-Pitaevskii and Thomas-Fermi solutions for bubble-geometry BECs) at the FiO/DLS Undergraduate Symposium in Washington, DC!.

June 20, 2017

A new paper on the arXiv based on work done at JQI in Ian Spielman's group: Synthetic clock transitions via continuous dynamical decoupling.

June 1, 2017

Welcome to summer research students Salim Ourari '18 and Nick Sergay '18!

April 10, 2017

Congratulations to Tiago Correia '17 on finishing his senior thesis on BEC trap dynamics!

August 1, 2016

Prof. Lundblad is leaving Maine (briefly) for a fall-semester sabbatical at the Joint Quantum Institute at the University of Maryland.

June 5, 2016

Welcome to summer research students Tiago Correia '17 and Yara Abdelhady '18!

May 20, 2016

Nathan and Tom travel to DAMOP 2016 in Providence and present a poster on prospects for bubble-geometry BECs in space.

April 5, 2016

Congratulations to Dan Paseltiner '16, who has successfully defended his Honors thesis: "Progress towards Bose-Einstein condensation on an atom chip as a functional testbed for experiments aboard the orbital NASA Cold Atom Laboratory". After graduation, Dan will be SURFing at NIST Gaithersburg in the Physical Measurement Laboratory with Ian Spielman's ultracold atomic physics group.

June 29, 2015

Welcome to summer research students Milan Brankovic '17, Nick Sergay '18, and Salim Ourari '18!

May 8, 2015

Nathan gives Physics Colloquium at Williams College, kindly hosted by Fred Strauch, Tiku Majumder, and Charlie Doret.

April 15, 2015

Congratulations on various graduate school admissions to the current Lundblad Lab seniors, Ben Lovitz and Spencer Goossens, and congratulations to sophomore Tiago Correia on receiving a prestigious DAAD RISE fellowship to study ultracold atoms in Heidelberg in the group of Selim Jochim!

February 27, 2015

Nathan gives Physics Colloquium at the University of Virginia, kindly hosted by Cass Sackett.

January 26, 2015

A warm welcome to Dr. Tom Jarvis, who will be starting soon as a postdoctoral fellow in our group. Dr. Jarvis joins us from the Engel biophysics group associated with the James Franck Institute at the University of Chicago; he also has worked with the Li lab at the University of Texas.

November 10, 2014

Recent paper is officially out in the new issue of Physical Review A: "Observations of λ/4 structure in a low-loss radiofrequency-dressed optical lattice"

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