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2017 Richard W. King Award
4/27/2017
Bruce Edelman wins the Richard W. King Award awarded to an outstanding senior in the physics department

2017 AFOSR Young Investigator Award
10/12/2016
AFOSR Young Investigator Award for the proposed experiment on long-range quantum magnetism in atom-nanophotonic hybrid lattices.

"Quantum spin dynamics with pairwise-tunable, long-range interactions" featured in Phys.org
8/31/2016
http://phys.org/news/2016-08-simulated-quantum-magnetism-interactions-arbitrary.html

Group outing
7/23/2016
Group outing

characterization lab in business
6/30/2016
characterization lab in business

Vacuum load lock in action
6/8/2016
Vacuum load lock in action

laser system
6/1/2016
laser system and homemade optical phase lock loop

Focus session at DAMOP 2016
5/26/2016
Chen-Lung gave an invited talk at DAMOP 2016

We moved (back) into our new and improved lab
4/22/2016
our move

Hybrid Systems for Quantum Optics
1/13/2016
Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Seminar "Hybrid Systems for Quantum Optics"

Midwest cold atom workshop
11/14/2015
2015 Midwestern Cold Atom Workshop

Purdue Quantum Center Kickoff International Workshop
10/14/2015
Purdue Quantum Center Kickoff International Workshop

Our group receives Kirck Endowment Exploratory Research Recharge Grant.
8/24/2015
We will begin exploring nano-fabrication at Birck nano center for the atom-nanophotonics project.

Welcome new group members!
8/17/2015
Graduate students Eric Smith, Chang-An Chang and Tzu-Han Chang join our group! Welcome!

Visitor: Ms. May Kim from Northwestern University
8/11/2015
Ms. May Kim from Northwestern University visited our lab and gave a group talk on collective state atomic clock.

Physics Synopsis: Atoms in a Photonic Trap Exhibit Superradiance
8/6/2015
Physics Synopsis: Atoms in a Photonic Trap Exhibit Superradiance

NIM Conference on Resonator QED at Munich
8/6/2015
I gave an invited talk in the "Low-Dimensional QED Systems" session.

Farewell to Angela
7/30/2015
REU summer research program ends today. Farewell, Angela. I hope you enjoyed summer time at West Lafayette.

Visitor: Prof. Qi Zhou from The Chinese University of Hong Kong
7/27/2015
Visitor: Prof. Qi Zhou from The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Cold atoms and nanophotonics on the over of nature photonics!
4/30/2015
Cold atoms and photonic crystals on the cover of nature photonics: recent research highlight on ultracold matter and light.

Visit Institute of Atomic and molecular Sciences at Academia Sinica, Taiwan
4/2/2015
visited both Dr. Yu-Ju Lin's and Dr. Ming-Shien Chang's quantum gas labs in IAMS at Academia Sinica, Taiwan.

Visit Max-Planck Institute for Quantum Optics at Garching, Germany
3/16/2015
I visited MPQ again to meet with Dr. Alejandro González-Tudela and Prof. Ignacio Cirac together with Prof. Jeff Kimble from Caltech. We had wonderful week-long discussion on physics of photon induced atom-atom interactions.

Visitor: Dr. Michael Foss-Feig from JQI
3/9/2015
Following his seminar talk, we had some discussions on physics with long-range interactions.

APS March meeting
3/4/2015
I chaired a session "Optomechanics, Hybrid Systems and Macroscopic Systems at the Quantum Limit" at APS march meeting. It was great to meet with Prof. Nate Gemelke, and hear his wonderful progress on FQH experiments with quantum gas at Penn state.

Visitors: Dr. Zheng-Cheng Gu from Perimeter Institute and Dr. Rudro Biswas from Argonne national lab
2/26/2015
Visitors: Dr. Zheng-Cheng Gu from Perimeter Institute and Dr. Rudro Biswas from Argonne national lab

Visitors: Dr. Edwin Barnes from JQI and Dr. Tony Lee from Harvard
2/17/2015
Wade Hsu is taking PHYS 590 advanced physics research course with me. He brought in some ideas about digital circuits and we will be working together to build electronics for lasers and experimental controls that improves the stability and precision of some of the old analog circuit designs.

Visitor: Dr. Jeff Thompson from MIT/Harvard
2/13/2015
Dr. Jeff Thompson gave a talk for the quantum photonics program at the college of engineering. It is very nice to meet him again in the Midwest. We had long discussions on how to combine Harvard's single-atom/photonic crystal cavity design with Caltech's many-atoms/bandgap waveguide approach to develop a new quantum circuit.

Visitor: Dr. Andrew Essin from Caltech
2/12/2015
Today I met with Dr. Essin from Caltech, where we were both IQIM posdoctorl scholars. I learned his new work on strongly interacting topological insulators and composite Dirac liquids.

Visitor: Dr. Wang-Kong Tse from Los Alamos National Laboratory
2/10/2015
Dr. Wang-Kong Tse visited Purdue and gave a nice seminar talk on light-matter interaction in topological materials. We had some discussions about topological light.

Welcome new member
2/1/2015
Wade Hsu is taking PHYS 590 advanced physics research course with me. He brought in some ideas about digital circuits and we will be working together to build electronics for lasers and experimental controls that improves the stability and precision of some of the old analog circuit designs.

Visitor: Dr. Sarang Gopalakrishnan from Harvard
1/28/2015
I had interesting discussion with Dr. Sarang Gopalakrishnan about physics with quantum soft matter, following his seminar talk in the deparment.

Seminar talk in the chemistry department
1/21/2015
Chen-Lung gave a talk in the physical chemistry seminar at Purdue university

Group website is up and running
1/14/2015
We have a group website now. Feel free to contact us if you find our project interesting!

New quantum adventure in the Midwest!
1/5/2015
Chen-Lung heads back to the Midwest for his new quantum adventure!