Professor Sebastian Will has received a 2019 NSF CAREER award for the creation of a “Two-dimensional quantum fabric of ultracold dipolar molecules”. The five year grant for $780,000 supports the development of a novel experimental platform based on ultracold molecules at nanokelvin temperatures that will be assembled atom-by-atom from ultracold atoms. The platform will allow quantum simulation of complex many-body quantum systems and the exploration of fundamental organizing principles of matter in parameter regimes that were inaccessible so far.
The NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.
The full award abstract is available here.