Spring 2024

Splash Biography

TAI XIANG, Graduate student studying atomic physics

Major: Physics

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: G

Picture of Tai Xiang

Brief Biographical Sketch:

I work on an experiment where we cool Rubidium atoms to a really really cold temperature so they are very still. We then trap them in optical tweezers, place them into a cavity and do lots of fun physics on them! Our work ranges from the study of phase transitions to quantum computing and quantum simulation.

Past Classes

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S1123: Atomic Bomb Blasts: Thinking Like a Physicist in Splash Fall 2023 (Nov. 18, 2023)
We will estimate the energy released in an atomic bomb explosion with nothing but basic physics and some pictures. Along the way, we will learn about how physicists approach problems.