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Kastler Brossel laboratory, October 2001 (The)

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946

Duration

00:08:00

Production year

2001

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Claude DELHAYE

Summary

Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, winner of a Nobel Prize in physics, presents the research under way in the Kastler Brossel laboratory (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Collège de France): quantum fluctuations, combining of fermions and bosons, and Bose-Einstein condensation of metastable helium.Michèle Leduc, head of research at CNRS, then describes in more detail this latter experiment, which they were able to perform due to a better understanding of cold atoms (atoms slowed down by the use of a laser beam).

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