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Dec 02

Bruce Mason wins APS Award on Physics Education

HLD Professor Bruce Mason was a recipient of the 2020 Excellence in Physics Education Award offered by the National Science Foundation. The award was shared with...

Nov 12

CQRT Director interviewed by KGOU

The CQRT director Alberto Marino was interviewed by KGOU at the inauguration of the Center for Quantum Technology. The area of quantum physics could generate...

Oct 23

Presidential Dream Course on Quantum Hybrid Systems

A second quantum technology revolution is upon us! The first used the laws of quantum physics to design systems in which the energy is &ldquo...

Oct 02

CQRT Dedication Ceremony on October 25

The dedication of the Center for Quantum Research and Technology (CQRT) will take place on Friday, October 25 at 2:30pm. The ceremony will be attended by...

Aug 26

CQRT hiring multiple faculty: applications due by October 20

The Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Oklahoma (OU) invites applications for five faculty appointments in the areas of...

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Featured Research: Watching Atoms Bang Together

Collisions between atoms are more complex than those between everyday objects, which typically just ricochet off one another. Thanks to the quirks of quantum mechanics, atoms can intertwine and pass through one another, leading to nonintuitive impact outcomes. To better understand atomic collisions, Qingze Guan of the University of Oklahoma in Norman and colleagues developed a way to watch two atoms crash together in 3D. Their initial experiments reveal the unmistakable hallmarks of quantum collisions. The team says that the setup could be used to monitor run-ins between several particles at…