Ben Olsen Mailing Address:
Ben Olsen
Department of Physics
University of Toronto
60 St. George St.
Toronto, ON M5S 1A7

Office: McLennan Physical Laboratory MP1108
Lab: McLennan Physical Laboratory MP025
Email: ben.olsen*at*
Phone: +1-416-946-0140
Cell: +1-416-671-8820

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I am a postdoctoral research fellow in the in the Ultracold atoms group of the University of Toronto Department of Physics. I experimentally study many-body physics using gases of alkali atoms cooled to ~100 nK. At these low temperatures, the quantum nature of the gas emerges and the atoms can mimic electrons in materials.

My research interests include exotic superfluids and superconductors, as well as experimental apparatus design optimization. Read more about my research topics on this page.

I'm also interested in teaching physics as a problem-solving toolbox, helping students develop broadly useful skills that they can employ to solve all sorts of important problems. Read more about my thoughts on and experience teaching here.

In my free time, I enjoy taking pictures (often of clouds). Here's a small sample of some of my favorite photographs:
Flower Denver International Airport Buddha statues
Black cat whiskers Potala Palace Clouds
Tesla coil Hot air balloons Cat eye
Last Update: 2016/10/30