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Physicists to do super-cool research in space

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

Engels-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University and NASA scientists are set to begin an investigation into the strange world of quantum physics on the International Space Station. » More …

Bose-Einstein pioneer Peter Engels elected APS fellow

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

Engels-80PULLMAN, 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. » More …

Physicist part of team that discovered elusive Efimov state

BlumePULLMAN, 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┬átypically repel each other become strongly attracted when a third atom is involved. Their work is in the journal Science. » More …