re dry weight,” he notes. “In our research, we worked with sodium DPA, which is similar to the calcium salt, but easier to work with.”
The significance of this project has been recognized by other researchers.
“This paper is a remarkable achievement in that it makes very clever use of modern techniques for coherent control to detect molecular signals with high sensitivity. Many important practical applications can be foreseen for this technology,” says Harvard professor of physics Mikhail Lukin.
Szymon Suckewer, Princeton professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, also was impressed by the efforts of Scully and his colleagues.
“Scully has convinced a number of very skeptical scientists (including some of our own at Princeton) that his theory and experimental approach are correct and has convinced DARPA to provide several millions in funding to do experiments,” Suckewer notes. “He found several excellent scientists to conduct experiments and was a key person in arranging two very sophisticated experimental set-ups, one at Texas A&M University and the second at Princeton University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in conjunction with the Princeton Institute of the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM).
“By running two experiments, it was possible to test several parts of the idea in parallel in order to obtain a final result faster. And the excellent results, just published today in Science, were achieved in less than three years! Many experimentalists cannot believe that a ‘pure theoretician’ could lead such difficult experiments.”
Scully, a modest man who’s always ready to give credit to other physicists, nonetheless is excited about the group’s current research.
“This has been a very challenging problem,” he notes. “So many people have said this could not work. People have left the program because they were afraid their careers would be scuttled. But we havPage: 1 2 3 4 Related medicine news :1
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