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Richard P. Feynman says:
If in some cataclysm, all of scientific knowledge were to be destroyed, and only one sentence passed on to the next generations of creatures, what statement would contain the most information in the fewest words? I believe it is the atomic hypothesis (or the atomic fact, or whatever you wish to call it) that all things are made of atoms--little particles that move around in perpetual motion, attracting each other when they are a little distance apart, but repelling upon being squeezed into one another. In that one sentence, you will see, there is an enormous amount of information about the world, if just a little imagination and thinking are applied.
We study how atoms interact with each other, how this interaction may be altered or controlled under different external conditions, and the consequences of such interactions on chemical reactions, few-atom systems, and many-atom systems. As stated by Feynman above, within this picture there is an enormous amount of information about the world, if just a little imagination and thinking are applied.
Thanks to NSF, my students, and my collaborators. Thanks to all people who have appreciated and have supported my work.
Atomic interaction in the presence of synthetic spin-orbit coupling:
On reactions and inelastic processes:
On the analytic description of atomic interaction at ultracold temperatures:
1. B. Gao, "General form of the quantum-defect theory for −1/rα type of potentials with α>2", Physical Review A 78, 012702 (2008). PDF
2. Bo Gao, “Zero temperature phases of many-atom Bose systems”, Physical Review Letters, 95, 240403 (2005). PDF
and Bo Gao, "Universal properties of Bose systems with van der Waals interaction", Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 37, L227 (2004). PDF
3. Bo Gao, "Angular-momentum-insensitive quantum defect theory for diatomic systems", Physical Review A 64, 010701(R) (2001). PDF
4. Bo Gao, "Breakdown of Bohr's correspondence principle", Physical Review Letters 83, 4225 (1999). PDF
5. Bo Gao, "Solutions of Schrodinger equation for an attractive 1/r6 potential", Physical Review A 58, 1728 (1998). PDF
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