The Prize serves to recognize and encourage outstanding research in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
In her brief time as an Assistant Professor in our Department, Kang-Kuen Ni has earned well-deserved, wide-spread recognition for her work on ultracold molecules. The American Physical Society's 2019 I. I. Rabi Prize is just the latest honor validating her burgeoning research program.
The Prize, founded in 1991, recognizes exceptional early career faculty. Ni won her prize for:
"seminal work on ultracold molecules, including original contributions to the understanding of chemical reactions in the quantum regime, deterministic creation of individual molecules with optical tweezers, and development of novel, high-precision techniques to interrogate and control the complete set of internal molecular resources."