By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences
PULLMAN, Wash. – Peter Engels, professor of physics and astronomy, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society in recognition of his pioneering work studying Bose-Einstein condensates – clouds of atoms laser-cooled to the point where they behave like one wave instead of discrete particles.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Physicists including Doerte Blume of Washington State University have found the long sought Efimov quantum state in a molecule of three helium atoms. Two atoms that typically repel each other become strongly attracted when a third atom is involved. Their work is in the journal Science.