Photo of the Month

November 2018

Jenny and Matt, known as the brain team, work at the Center of Brain Science in the Northwest Laboratories, trying to solve the mysteries of neural networks with their own on-board neural networks. See the recent article in the Harvard Gazette for more information on their latest technique to simultaneously sense all Cartesian components of a magnetic field using NV-diamond magnetometers.

October 2018

Nick submits his weekly report by any means necessary. For example, here he attempts to communicate via the 1833 Gauss Weber telegraph in Goettingen, Germany, while attending the Observing the Sun-as-a-star workshop.

 

September 2018

A close-up of our brand new turn-key taccor laser frequency comb from Laser Quantum. The magic of supercontinuum generation in a photonic crystal fiber produces a nearly white light output when pumped with narrow near-infrared pulses from the taccor Ti:sapphire oscillator. Seen in the background, this light dispersed by a grating produces a striking rainbow-like pattern! This spectrum actually contains hundreds of thousands of individual comb teeth, ultimately to be used in an "astro-comb" that serves to calibrate high-resolution astrophysical spectrographs employed in exoplanet searches.

August 2018

Walsworth group rock-climbing outing to Brooklyn Boulders Somerville with spouses and friends. Pictured group members: Jenny Schloss, Aakash Ravi, Nick Langellier, Raisa Trubko and Maya Miklos.

July 2018

Former grad students Emma Rosenfeld (now in the Lukin group) and Linh Pham (now at Lincoln Lab) met Senator Elizabeth Warren recently at a local Cambridge restaurant. Sen. Warren's motto of 'We will persist' is a good lesson for physics, politics & life.

 

June 2018

Congratulations to Paul Lee for successfully defending his PhD thesis! Dr. Lee is pictured here, surrounded by members of his doctoral defense committee: Wolfgang Ketterle, Ron, Vladan Vuletic and Liang Fu (from left to right).

 

May 2018

Publicity photo of Ron playing with the picoliter NV-NMR experiment, which was used in our recent Nature paper. A popular article about this experiment appeared in the Harvard Gazette.

 

April 2018

Our lab celebrity, Jenny Schloss, has been featured in PBS digital studios show 'Physics Girl', where she talks about the 'magic diamond'. You can watch the full video here. A Star is Born!.

 

March 2018

Visiting student, Mamiko Tatsuta (top), and research assistant, Andrew Xu (bottom) are working on the 2 NV pair experiment.

 

February 2018

Group night out to Harpoon Brewery!

 

January 2018

Erik Bauch defended his thesis successfully, finally ready to be a true physicist! Congratulations Dr. Bauch!