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Fundamental Quantum Physics Lab Peter Engels

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First BEC Machine (Bosonic Rb and Fermionic K)

From the early days: First BEC in the Pacific Northwest!

 

Our second generation science trap:

Paul Trap

And here a new adventure begins

Every journey begins with the first step:

The Second Machine (Rb, K, Li)

Initial Build

Some more current pictures

K39 2D MOT:

 

 

The Beautiful Palouse (hiking off on a tangent…)

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The fields of Pullman:

   

Fields of the Palouse as seen from Steptoe Butte:

Pullman on a rainy day:

Wawawai Landing (Indian for “council grounds”) near Pullman. A popular place to launch the speed boat into the Snake River:

View from Moscow Mountain:

Views from Skyline Drive in McCroskey State Park, just north of Moscow:

Palouse Prairie with Steptoe Butte in the far background:

In the nearby mountains of Idaho:

Where it (sometimes) rains, there are waterfalls: Elk Creek falls:

Hobo Cedar Grove Botanical Area:

Heading south on a quick day trip:

Overlook over Lewiston and Clarkston…

… and on through the canyons…

… towards the Wallowa Mountains…

… with the beautiful Wallowa lake …

… and up to the summit of Mount Howard at 8150 ft …

Heading west: Palouse Falls, situated on an Ice Age flood path (from 13000 years ago):

Palouse River near Palouse Falls:

Heading north: Liberty Lake (between Spokane and Coeur d’Alene):

Views from the Liberty Lake hiking trails:

Heading north east: Kellogg with Silver Mountain, 37 miles east of Coeur d’Alene. Great skiing in the winter, great mountain biking in the summer, 5 star vistas all year around!

With the gondola up to Kellogg Peak

Near the gondola house:

Panoramic vistas from Kellogg Peak: fire lookout, and Kellogg in the distance

Mountains all around.

End of a good day out and about:

Further photos from nearby: