New theory of imaging ultracold atoms: towards quantum information applications

Researchers from the National Institute of Informatics in Japan and the Federal University of Technology in Nigeria have discovered the mechanism behind how ultracold atoms are imaged. For several decades physicists have been producing extremely cold gases with temperatures in the nanokelvin range - a temperature that is colder than deep space by over a million times. The cooling method was pioneered by President Obama's ex-Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, a Nobel laureate in physics.