Evidence of matter-matter coupling

Physicists show first proof of Dicke cooperativity in a matter-matter system
After their recent pioneering experiments to couple light and matter to an extreme degree, Rice University scientists decided to look for a similar effect in matter alone. They didn’t expect to find it so soon. Rice physicist Junichiro Kono, graduate student Xinwei Li and their international colleagues have discovered the first example of Dicke cooperativity in a matter-matter system, a result reported in Science this week.

Appointed a PRESTO Researcher

On 1st October 2017, Motoaki BAMBA was appointed a PRESTO Researcher at “Quantum state control and functionalization” Project, Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology (PRESTO), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), JAPAN