E. Carlo Samson

Assistant ProfessorE. Carlo Samson

Office: 102 Kreger Hall
513-529-0851

samsonec@miamioh.edu

B.S. Physics, University of the Philippines, 2005
M.S. Physics, University of the Philippines, 2007
M.S. Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, 2009
Ph.D. Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, 2012
Joined Miami in 2017

My research is in experimental ultracold atom physics, specifically on Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) of dilute alkali gases. A BEC is an extreme state of matter, wherein all of the atoms occupy the lowest quantum energy state. A BEC is considered to be a macroscopic system (~ 100 microns) but exhibits quantum phenomena. Typical BEC temperatures are in tens of nanokelvins (compare this to the coldest outer space temperature of ~3 K), so these are literally the coolest things in the universe to study.