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November 26th, 2004

Hot world of cold atoms

Abstract:
William Phillips works in what's definitely a three-dimensional physics laboratory in Gaithersburg, Maryland. But he has spent the past few months stuffing three-dimensional atoms into a one-dimensional world - just to see what happens.

"Weird things happen when you change the dimensions of the world you live in," says the multi-dimensional Phillips, a Nobel laureate, physicist and head of the laser cooling and trapping group of the US National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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