Slow Light in Bose-Einstein Condensates: a New Paradigm for Quantum Control

Lene Hau is an internationally acclaimed expert in bosonic condensates, optics and light-matter interactions, best known for her research in ultraslow light based on Bose-Einstein condensates.

The research led by Hau has opened up new ways to study the fundamental properties of Bose-Einstein condensates, and the remarkable optical properties of such systems that her group has demonstrated have opened a new territory of nonlinear optics at extremely low light levels, with interesting applications in various areas of quantum optics.

Hau is a MacArthur Fellow and a member of the Royal Danish and Royal Swedish Academies of Sciences and has been awarded numerous prizes including Harvard University’s George Ledlie Prize.