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Lincoln & the ‘rattus

Dr Lincoln Turner in the Spinor BEC Lab in the newly commissioned New Horizons building. Atop the table on the left sits the vacuum apparatus where we prepare Bose-Einstein condensates. The table to the right houses the lasers (underneath the grey shroud) that provide light for cooling, trapping, and detecting ultracold atoms. This light is piped to the vacuum table using optical fibres.