Dan Glochnauer

Ultracold Atoms and Quantum Gases

at the University of Washington


Dan Glochnauer, the REU student from Millersville University in Pennsylvania, doesn't say much. Instead, he watches, he plans, and he bides his time. Everything he sees is just more information to help fulfil his nefarious plot. This summer, Dan worked on Zeeman slower construction. Like everything Dan does, that was no coincidence. Dan's plot is as twisted as the copper coil used to make a Zeeman slower. And like the kapton-covered square copper coil being wound to make a Zeeman slower, Dan's plot unfolds slowly, sometimes imperceptibly slowly. Sometimes it even has to be rewound. Sometimes things get sticky, as if covered with high-temperature epoxy for a Zeeman slower. Dan is unfazed: like kapton tape that covers the coils used to wind a Zeeman slower, he can withstand the heat and the pressure. Dan remains silent but purposeful, like the cooling water rushing through a Zeeman slower. Wait, where was I going with this? Oh yeah! Dan is plotting something. Something sinister.