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Jun Ye to give the 2022 Rydberg lecture

Professor Janne Rydberg. Photo: Per Bagge
Professor Janne Rydberg. Photo: Per Bagge

The 2022 Rydberg lecture will be given by Professor Jun Ye, Fellow of JILA and the NIST, as well as an adjoint professor in the physics department at the University of Colorado, USA.

Professor Jun Ye's research focuses on the development of new tools for light-matter interactions and their applications in precision measurement, quantum physics, and frequency metrology. He has co-authored 400 scientific papers and has delivered over 600 invited talks. Among his many awards and honors are Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, N.F. Ramsey Prize (APS), I.I. Rabi Award (IEEE), I.I. Rabi Prize (APS), and W.F. Meggers Award (OSA).

Tick Atoms in Unison

The Constant bearing the name of Professor Rydberg unveiled the discrete nature of quantum states for individual atoms.Today we extend such discreteness to the quantum states of many atoms. Precise engineering of these quantum states of matter and innovative laser technology are revolutionizing atomic clocks and metrology, providing new opportunities to explore emerging phenomena, test fundamental symmetry, and search for new physics. The recent work of measuring gravitational time dilation at the sub-millimeter scale highlights exciting prospects for new discoveries and we may yet again call on Professor Rydberg’s help.  

The lecture will be online

The 2022 Rydberg lecture will be given on Tuesday May 10 and starts at 15.15.
You can join the lecture online via the meeting tool Zoom:
Link to the 2022 Rydberg lecture online in Zoom

The Rydberg lecture is arranged in Lund with support from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences through its Nobel Institute for Physics.