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Professor of Physics Nathan Lundblad has received an award from NASA. He is collaborating with several students on the research and is shown here in his Carnegie Science Lab (Carnegie 146) with two of those students, Kona Lindsey ’23 of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Elias Veilleux ’23 (I gray shirt with glasses) of Orono, Maine Kona is shown with his laptop that display research images. Kona writes: “The image seen on my laptop is from an experiment run in the Cold Atom Lab on the International Space Station (ISS). It shows an ultracold gas bubble composed of rubidium atoms. The ring that is visible indicates that the atoms are occupying a shell, or bubble structure. You can see that the inside of the ring has few atoms, meaning the structure is truly hollow.”
Bates physics professor earns NASA’s ‘exceptional achievement’ award, plus $1.89 million in grant funding, for groundbreaking research in space

Friday, May 19, 2023 11:11 am

Recognizing Professor of Physics Nathan Lundblad's groundbreaking experiments in the Cold Atom Laboratory aboard the International Space Station, NASA has awarded him a $1.89 million grant extension and its prestigious Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal.

40,000 feet in the air, a Bates team observes a distant galaxy

Friday, September 28, 2018 9:08 am

Physics professor Aleksandar Diamond-Stanic secured seats for his research students aboard SOFIA, the world's largest airborne observatory.

Watch the ‘power of Bates science’ rocket into space Monday morning at 4:39 a.m.

Friday, May 18, 2018 8:43 am

Monday's launch takes a Bates physics experiment to the International Space Station. For one alumnus, it's "all about the power of science at Bates."

Atomic physicist Nathan Lundblad chosen by NASA for space station research

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:44 pm

Lundblad is "absolutely over the moon with delight" — for what the project will do for his research, his students and Bates itself.

Video: NASA profile of Petro '01 reveals influence of Bates mentor

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 3:23 pm

"Also at Bates Petro met Professor Gene Clough, Lecturer in Geology and Physics, who became his dear friend, advisor, role model and tour guide as he delved into planetary geology."