Paper in Science

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Paper in Science

Today a paper appeared in Science co-authored by Amita and Niels. In this paper they report on beautiful experiments conducted in their lab on the 3rd floor in which they demonstrate a novel effect predicted 30 years ago.
http://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abh3470

One interpretation of their work is that that they were able to make some atoms go invisible! More accurately, they were able to demonstrate a suppression in light scattering from a gas due to fermionic quantum statistics.

There are already nice writeups appearing in Physics World and New Scientist, which also discuss two other experiments (from MIT and JILA-CU Boulder) that were published jointly with the Otago work.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2298159-strange-quantum-effect-predicted-30-years-ago-has-now-been-observed/

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