News archive - March 2022

Thursday, March 31, 2022

A new look at the universe and galaxy formation

The world watched breathlessly as the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) launched on Christmas morning and travelled 1.5 million kilometers to its earth-trailing orbit. Now, we breathe a sigh of relief as the telescope has begun sending us the first images as it aligns and prepares for research, launching a new chapter in humanity’s endeavor to study the universe.

Monday, March 14, 2022

Alan Jamison and colleagues from MIT demonstrated precise control of chemical reactions at ultracold temperatures

In a paper published in Science on March 4 2022, Alan Jamison from the Physics & Astronomy Department and his colleagues at MIT demonstrated precise control of chemical reactions at ultracold temperatures.

Using magnetic fields, they tuned quantum interference effects to change chemical reaction rates by more than a factor of 100.

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