Keynote Address

The manipulation of atoms and bio-molecules by laser light

Professor Steven Chu*, a

aPhysics Department, Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305

This is an abstract for a presentation given at the
Sixth Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology.
There will be a link from here to the full article when it is available on the web.


A brief history of the laser cooling and trapping of atoms developed over the past 15 years will be presented. The cooling and trapping technology is already being applied in numerous areas of science and engineering. Applications to be discussed include atomic clocks, atom interferometers, as well as studies in polymer dynamics and protein motion.

*Corresponding Address:
Professor Steven Chu
Physics Department, Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305
Ph: 650-723-3571
FAX: 650-723-9173