Ultracold Soup - The 'Superfluid' States Of Matter : Short Wave (Encore episode) Class is back in session. We're going "back to school" to dig a little deeper on a concept you were taught in school: states of matter. Today, Emily and Maddie explore OTHER states of matter — beyond solid, liquid, gas, and plasma. Martin Zwierlein, professor of physics at Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT), discusses his work with ultracold quantum gases and observing superfluid states of matter.

Ultracold Soup - The 'Superfluid' States Of Matter

Ultracold Soup - The 'Superfluid' States Of Matter

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MIT's Martin Zwierlein works with ultracold atomic gases. Within these glowing clouds of atoms, "superfluid" states of matter form. Zwierlein Ultracold Quantum Gases Group hide caption

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Zwierlein Ultracold Quantum Gases Group

MIT's Martin Zwierlein works with ultracold atomic gases. Within these glowing clouds of atoms, "superfluid" states of matter form.

Zwierlein Ultracold Quantum Gases Group

(Encore episode) Class is back in session. We're going "back to school" to dig a little deeper on a concept you were taught in school: states of matter. Emily and Maddie explore OTHER states of matter — beyond solid, liquid, gas, and plasma.

Have you heard of Bose-Einstein condensate? Or superfluids? It's your lucky day. We speak with Martin Zwierlein, professor of physics at Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT), about his work with ultracold quantum gases and observing superfluid states of matter.

To learn more about Martin's Ultracold Quantum Gases Group at MIT, you can visit their lab website here.

This episode was produced by Thomas Lu, edited by Viet Le, and fact-checked by Ariela Zebede.