William Stwalley

Joint Appointee, Professor


  • Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, Harvard University, 1969
  • B.S. Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, 1964

Research Interests

The cooling and trapping of neutral particles using lasers (the 1997 and 2001 Nobel Prizes in Physics) has blossomed into one of the most intellectually compelling fields of science. Many scientifically fascinating phenomena arise as the wavelike nature of atoms and molecules becomes important as the particles are cooled to milliKelvin temperatures. As the particles are further cooled to microKelvin and nanoKelvin temperatures, their DeBroglie wavelengths approach the average interparticle spacing in the gas, and “quantum degeneracy” sets in, including Bose-Einstein Condensation (BEC), atom lasers and BCS pairing of fermions.

Contact Information
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Mailing AddressUniversity of Connecticut
2152 Hillside Rd
U-3046 Storrs, CT 06269
Office LocationPHYS 322