The Metastable Xenon Project

Over the past several weeks, I’ve written up ResearchBlogging posts on each of the papers I helped write in graduate school. Each paper write-up was accompanied by a “Making of” article, giving a bit more detail about how the experiments came to be, what my role in them was, and whatever funny anecdotes I can think of about the experiment.

If you haven’t been following the series, or would just like a convenient index of the posts, here’s the complete set:

So, if you’ve ever wanted to know why they gave me a Ph.D. in the first place, there’s your answer, in great detail.

I may or may not continue this with an explanation of the work I did as a post-doc, on Bose-Einstein Condensates in optical lattices. That work is a good deal more technical, though, so it’ll take some doing.

Comments

  1. #1 Richard
    October 4, 2008

    Thank you for writing this series of posts. They’ve been very interesting to read.

  2. #2 Richard
    October 4, 2008

    Thank you for writing this series of posts. They’ve been very interesting to read.

  3. #3 harriss kol
    October 4, 2008

    Yes, thank you very much for writing these. Very interesting for someone such as myself still in high school, wondering what might be ahead.

  4. #4 Christopher Guerra
    October 5, 2008

    Great post! If I didn’t suck at math (because of my ADD) I would be a scientist, instead of a artist. Ultracold Collisions sound really intresting. We all grown up with the fact that collisions of things normally heat up. On a side note I was pondering the idea that Time and Space are the same thing, but I can visulize it but i cant prove it with the math….

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