2010 News

12/24/2010: Invited by Daw-Wei Wang, Cheng gave a seminar talk at the National Tsing-Hua University and National Center for Theoretical Sciences. 

 

12/24/2010: Invited by Sungkit Yip, Cheng gave a seminar talk at the Insitutte of Physics of Academic Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan.

 

12/20/2010: Cheng discussed with the undergraduate students in the Physics Department of National Taiwan University about research career.

 

12/17/2010: Invited by Prof. Dajun Wang, Cheng gave a colloquium talk in the Physics Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

 

12/17/2010: Invited by Prof. Fu-Chun Zhang, Cheng gave an invited talk at the Hong Kong Forum of Physics: Novel Quantum States and Methods.

 

12/15/2010: Invited by Dr. Ming-Sheng Chang, Cheng gave a seminar talk at the Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences of Academic Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan.

 

12/7/2010: Chen-Lung, Xibo, Shih-Kuang and Cheng attended the DARPA Optical Lattice Emulator Review Meeting in Hollywood, Florida. Cheng reported our research progress.

 

12/4/2010: We provided the lab tours for visitors in the "Physics with a bang!" outreach program

 

12/2/2010: Invited by Prof. Mercede, Cheng gave a colloquium talk at the Institut fur Angewandte Physik of the University of Bonn.

 

11/30/2010: Invited by Prof. Tilman Pfau, Cheng gave a talk at the "Control of Quantum Correlations in Tailored Matter SFB/TTR 21" workshop.

 

11/26/2010: Cheng gave a seminar talk in the 5th Physics Institute of the University of Stuttgart.

 

11/13/2010: Chen-Lung, Xibo, Arjun, Harry, Shih-Kuang and Cheng attended the 2010 MidWestern Cold Atom Workshop in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Chen-Lung gave an invited talk on the cesium experiment. Xibo, Arjun and Shih-Kuang prepared two posters.

 

11/11/2010: Cheng gave a colloquium talk in the Physics Department of the Oklahoma State University.

 

11/5/2010: Cheng gave a colloquium talk in the Department of Physics and Astronomy of Calgary University.

 

10/29/2010: Xibo's first committee meeting.

 

10/28/2010: Dr. George Smith (PhD’59, University of Chicago), inventor of CCD and 2009 Nobel Laureate, visited our group.

Dr. George Smith, inventor of CCD and 2009 Nobel Laureate, with Chin group members

 

10/22/2010: Cheng gave a CMP seminar talk at Purdue University.

 

10/20/2010: Chen-Lung gave the first IGERT student seminar at the NorthWestern University.

 

10/20/2010: Cheng gave a MURI review report at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

 

10/10~10/16/2010: Cheng attended the KITP conference on Frontiers of Ultracold Atoms and Molecules and gave an invited talk.

 

10/2010: Cheng got I.I. Rabi prize. Congratulations!

 

9/29~9/30/2010: Cheng visited the Physics Department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and gave a condensed matter seminar talk.

 

9/3/2010: Welcome party for Shih-Kuang Tung and farewell party for Yunchu. Shih-Kuang, Claire, Yunchu, Cheng, Chen-Lung, Xibo, Arjun, Zhao-Yuan, Ema, Tejin and Harry joined the party held in Leona's.

 

9/1/2010: Dr. Shih-Kuang Tung from Eric Cornell's group at JILA joined our group as a new postdoc.

 

8/27/2010: A second party for Nate. Tejin, YunChu, Nate, Cheng, Harry, Zhao-Yuan, Xibo, Arjun, Ema, Shir and her friend joined the party in Cheng's apartment.

 

8/8/2010: Last day Nate is in Chicago and we organized a small gether-together party for Nate, Edina, Yuju and Cheng at Navy Pier

 

8/6/2010: Kathy-Anne is moving to Syracuse and a moving pizza party was attended by Cheng, Chen-Lung, YunChu, Zhao-Yuan, Edina, Kathy-Anne and Mitch.

 

8/2/2010: Nate's farewell party. We preapred a huge party for him in GCIS E123 and thanked him for the inspirations and friendship he offered us in the past 3 years.

 

7/15~7/20/2010: We organized the 2010 SMART programand invited 10 high school students to visit us and conduct experiments in our department. This program is supported by NSF CAREER and NSF MRSEC.

 

7/9/2010: Cheng gave an invited talk in the Quantum Simulation Workshop at the Physics and Quantum Infomation Laboratory of the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China.

 

7/5/2010: Cheng gave an invited talk at the "4th international symposium on cold atom physics", Zhoushan, China

 

6/30/2010: Cheng gave an invited ZhongGuanCun forum talk at the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academic of Science, Beijing, China

 

6/29/2010: Cheng gave a seminar talk in the Physics Department of the Tsinghua Univeristy and a seminar talk in the electronic engineering department of the Peking University, Beijing, China

 

6/28/2010: Cheng gave an invited talk at the second international conference: Nonlinear Waves-Theory and Applications, Beijing, China

 

6/25/2010: Shir received the NSF REU fellowship for her summer research.

 

6/24/2010: Chen-Lung gave a talk at the "Complexity and Disorder at Ultra-low Temperatures" conference in Santa Fe, NW.

 

6/21/2010: Cheng gave a talk at the "Complexity and Disorder at Ultra-low Temperatures" conference in Santa Fe, NW.

 

6/14/2010: Shir, Alex, Yun Chu and Tejin began their summer research on droplet, imaging and lattice circuits.

 

6/11/2010: Farewell party for Ray and Skyler. Skyler, his father, Ray, Nate, Arjun, Peter, Yun Chu, Xibo and Nate joined the party at Chant.

 

6/14/2010: Cheng gave an invited talk at the "Ultracold Fermi Gas: Superfluidity and Strong-Correlation" workshop in Tokyo, Japan.

 

6/11/2010: Tejin received the JFI summer research fellowship.

 

6/9/2010: Cheng gave an invited talk on our lattice experiment in the Aspen Physics workshop

 

6/3/2010: Chen-Lung gave a talk to his Ph.D. committee reporting his research progress

 

5/27~5/29/2010: APS DAMOP 2010 meeting in Houston: 5/29: Xibo gave a talk on "Near-equilibrium dynamics of an atomic gas near a quantum phase transition"

 

5/28: Xibo and Arjun presented two posters in the APS DAMOP meeting 5/28: Nate gave a talk on "Toward Simultaneous Quantum Degeneracy of Cs and Li Atoms" in the APS DAMOP meeting

 

5/28: Cheng chaired the "Efimov Physics with Ultracold Atoms" session in the APS DAMOP meeting

 

5/28: Nate gave an invited talk on Fractional Quantum Hall effects in rotating optical lattices in the APS DAMOP meeting.

 

5/27: Skyler gave an invited talk on "Matched Bichromatic Optical Lattices for Quantum Information Processing with Ultracold Atoms" in the APS DAMOP meeting

 

5/27: Cheng gave an invited talk on "Quantum Microscopy of Ultracold Atoms in Optical Lattices" in the APS DAMOP meeting.

 

5/24/2010: Cheng talked about our recent lattice experiments at the DARPA annual meeting

 

5/17/2010: Yijun started his summer research on droplet.

5/1/2010: Cheng gave an invited talk at the Joint Urbana Chicago Festival

 

4/26/2010: Cheng gave an AMO seminar talk at the Joint Quantum Institute

 

4/23/2010: Cheng gave a Friday lecture to the young graduate and undergraduate students.

 

4/22/2010: Cheng gave a colloquium talk at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

 

4/9/2010: Cheng introduced the AMO research program at U of Chicago at Univ. of Chicago Physics grad student open house.

 

4/1/2010: Cheng gave a Physics colloquium talk at IIT (Illinois Institute of Technology)

 

3/30/2010: Cheng gave a CM/AMO seminar talk at the University of Michigan.

 

3/23/2010: Farewell party for Kathy-Anne. Kathy-Anne, Mitch, Zhao-Yuan, Emma, Edina, Nate, Peter, Xibo (and his friend), Arjun, Chen-Lung, Skyler and Cheng joined the party in LaoShangHai. See photo here.

 

3/16~18/2010: Nate, Kathy-Anne, Chen-Lung and Cheng attended the APS March meeting. We presented 3 talks and 2 posters.

 

3/14/2010: Going away party for Francisco at Cheng's apartment. Kathy-Anne, Mitch, Zhao-Yuan, Emma, Edina, Nate, Peter, Ray and his friend, Xibo, Arjun, Chen-Lung, and Cheng joined the party.

 

2/16/2010: Nate gave a JFI seminar talk here. 2/6/2010: Going away party for Dennis Lin

 

2/4/2010: Nate gave a CAMP seminar talk at the Penn State University

 

1/20/2010: Nate gave a coloquium talk at the University of Notre Dame.

 

1/4/2010: Prof. Zhao-Yuan Ma joined our group as a visiting scientist.