Ions Up Close – A Paul Trap in Action

Studying atoms, molecules, and ions up close is an important part of the research conducted every day at the Center for Ultracold Atoms. Join Jared Rivera from the Fletcher research group as he explains a Paul Trap – a device that allows researchers to trap individual ions in order to study them closely.

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    Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a madcap celebration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultural event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive, and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

    For the 2021 Festival, we will host a month-long celebration of STEAM in our community with an overarching theme of gratitude and appreciation. During the month of April 2021, we will showcase creative digital and virtual entries from our rich STEAM community.

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