Cooling and Studying Rubidium Atoms - Drawing by Vanessa Schipani
30 Nov 2012
Members of the Light Matter-Interactions Unit use lasers to slow down and cool Rubidium atoms. When an atom slows down, its temperature also decreases. Using this laser cooling method, they are able...
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Light Around a Hollow Sphere - Drawing by Vanessa Schipani
30 Nov 2012
Using a hollow sphere filled with water and light leaking out of an optical nanofiber, members of the Light-Matter Interactions Unit hope to develop biosensors that can detect minute levels of...
Type: Photo
30 Nov 2012
Members of the Light-Matter Interactions Unit use optical nanofibers and lasers to trap plastic balls the size of human red blood cells on an ‘optical conveyor belt’. The group hopes to work with...
Type: Video
12 Nov 2012
Having spent a good portion of his post-doc career at the University of Miami (UM) in Florida, USA and loving the warm weather, it wasn’t too difficult to sway up-and-coming immunologist Hiroki...
Type: News Article
The World of Immune Cells
12 Nov 2012
Each of these cells plays a part in defending the body against pathogens; in this case, a virus. However, there are even more types of immune cells then the ones included in this illustration....
Type: Photo
8 Nov 2012
In a paper published in the November 7 issue of Neuron, Professor Tomoyuki Takahashi and Dr. Tetsuya Hori,...
Type: News Article
7 Nov 2012
Mechanism of Synaptic Transmission: Chemical neurotransmitter is stored in tiny membrane-enclosed compartments in the nerve terminal called synaptic vesicles.  Upon an electrical signal reaching...
Type: Photo
29 Oct 2012
In a paper to be published in the November 6 print issue of Current Biology, Noriyuki Satoh, head of the...
Type: News Article
22 Oct 2012
Have you ever wondered if our universe is just a tiny speck in a much larger cosmos? While it might be impossible for scientists to discover the truth behind this daydream, the Theory of Quantum...
Type: News Article
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