Dept. of Physics, James Franck institute, Enrico Fermi institute, and College
Cheng Chin earned his B.S. degree in Physics from National Taiwan University in 1993 and his Ph.D. degree in Physics from Stanford University in 2001 under the advisory of Dr. Steven Chu. He conducted postdoctoral research at Stanford (2001~2003) and at Innsbruck University (2003~2005). He joined the University of Chicago in 2005 and has been a full professor in the Department of Physics, the Enrico Fermi institute, and the James Franck institute since 2012. He has also been a visiting professor at Innsbruck University (Austria), ETH (Switzerland), Rice University, MIT, Academic Sinica (Taiwan), Univ. of Ulm(Germany), Univ. of Munich(Germany), Max Planck institute (Germany), JILA, Tsinghua University (China) and National Sun Yat-Sen University (Taiwan).
Cheng Chin’s research focuses on experimental atomic, molecular and optical (AMO) physics. Recent works include laser cooling, Bose-Einstein condensation of atoms and molecules, strongly interacting Fermi gas, Feshbach and Efimov states, quantum information science, novel quantum states and quantum dynamics, thermophoretic levitation, and quantum simulation of condensed matter, nuclear, high-energy and cosmological systems.
- Transition from an atomic to a molecular Bose-Einstein condensate, Nature 592, 708 (2021)
- Pattern formation in a driven Bose-Einstein Condensate, Nature Physics 16, 652(2020)
- Quantum Simulation of Unruh Radiation, Nature Physics 15, 785 (2019)
- Fermion-Mediated Interactions Between Bosonic Atoms, Nature 568, 61 (2019)
- Correlations in high harmonic generation of matter-wave jets revealed by pattern recognition, Science 363, 521(2019)
News & Highlights
- UChicago scientists create strange quantum ‘domain walls’ in laboratory, February 12, 2022
- UChicago scientists harness molecules into single quantum state, May 1, 2021
- Professor Chin’s Group Explore the Unruh Effect, June 24, 2019
- Quantum Correlations in Bose Condensates, February 22, 2019
Cold atoms act as messengers at a distance, April 2019 - UChicago PSD News