August 22, 2017
ITAMP Photos of the Solar Eclipse 2017
July 31, 2017
Publication featured as an Editor's suggestion in Physical Review Letters

A novel proposed system to engineer topological states in the optical domain was published and featured as an Editor's suggestion in Physical Review Letters, 119 (2017), 023603. Amongst the authors are ITAMP fellow Hannes Pichler and ITAMP members Susanne Yelin and Mikhail Lukin.

July 26, 2017
Johannes Feist - winner of the 2017 IUPAP prize

We're happy to announce that Johannes Feist, an ITAMP alumni, has won the 2017 IUPAP prize in AMO physics, given to scientists within 8 years of their Ph.D. He will deliver an invited talk at ICPEAC. Johannes is currently at UAM in Madrid.

June 30, 2017
A special issue dedicated to the scientific legacy of Alex Dalgarno

A special issue of the Journal of Physics B dedicated to the scientific legacy of Alex Dalgarno has just been published. This coincides with the second anniversary of his death. This special issue (read the Journal of Physics News and Views here: was co-edited by two ITAMP members (Jim Babb and Hossein Sadeghpour) and two previous ITAMP fellows (Robin Cote and Phillip Stancil). The link to the published manuscripts (free to read) is available from the link above.

April 3, 2017
Work by ITAMP postdoc receives attention

In a recent Viewpoint in Physics (, the work by the ITAMP postdoc, Hannes Pichler and collaborators, is highlighted. In this work, Hannes and his coauthors show how the issue of thermal noise can be mitigated with the proposed communication protocol, leading the way for an all-microwave quantum communication network. The PRL is here:

March 22, 2017
Newest Member of ITAMP

The newest member of ITAMP, beautiful baby boy Alex Pabst of Stefan and Cassi Hunt. Congratulations!

December 23, 2016
Misha Lukin - a Co-Recipient of the Lamb Award for 2017

ITAMP is pleased to announce that Misha Lukin is a co-recipient of the Lamb Award for 2017, with Rainer Weiss (MIT) and Naomi Halas (Rice). We congratulate Misha for this special prize.

October 25, 2016
Newest Members of ITAMP

We wish to present the newest members of ITAMP, beautiful baby girl Yashi Adheeta of Swati Singh and husband, and handsome baby boy Kepler of Tony Lee and wife. Congratulations!

September 19, 2016
Ed Eyler

Ed Eyler, a well-known AMO experimentalist at UConn passed away on Monday, September 19, 2016, after a long battle with cancer. He was an exceptional high precision experimentalist. His obituary is here:

September 15, 2016
Debbie Jin

We are greatly saddened to learn that Debbie Jin​ at JILA​, ​a towering figure in atomic physics​ and a pioneer​ in​ the studies of ultracold Fermi gases, passed away on September 15​, 2016​. Our condolences go to her family and to John Bohn, a friend and colleague. ​

August 25, 2016
Dr. Katharine Blodgett Gebbie (1932-2016)

It's with great sadness that we report the passing of Dr. Katharine Blodgett Gebbie (1932-2016) on August 19. She was 84. For many years, she led the NIST Physical Lab (later Physical Measurement Lab) with grace and dedication. During her tenure, the Lab produced four Nobel prizes in physics. An amazing record. She was also a friend of ITAMP. From 2008-2011, she sat on the Advisory Board for ITAMP. We benefited tremendously from experience and insightful ideas on best move ITAMP forward. She will be greatly missed.

August 1, 2016
Igor Pikovski Receives Branco Weiss International Fellowship

Dr. Igor Pikovski has been selected as one of nine recipients of a 2016 Branco Weiss Fellowship, a fellowship for outstanding postdoctoral researchers awarded by the ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). The fellowship grant is unique in that it can be used at any research institution throughout the world. As a Branco Weiss fellow, Pikovski will study novel quantum devices and methods to manipulate and control their quantum properties. His main goal is to explore how such systems can help probe the interplay between quantum physics and gravity. (For more details see the CfA announcement.)