Deborah Shiu-lan Jin was born on November 15, 1968, and died on September 15, 2016.
She was an American physicist.
She was an American physicist and fellow with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Professor Adjunct, Department of Physics at the University of Colorado; and a fellow of the JILA, a NIST joint laboratory with the University of Colorado.
Jin was considered a pioneer in polar molecular quantum chemistry.
Jin worked with Eric Cornell and Carl Wieman at JILA, where she was involved in some of the earliest studies of dilute gas Bose-Einstein condensates.
During 2003, Dr. Jin’s team at JILA made the first fermionic condensate, a new form of matter, from 1995 to 1997.
She has used magnetic traps and lasers to cool fermionic atomic gases to less than 100 billionths of a degree above zero, successfully demonstrating quantum degeneracy and the formation of a molecular Bose-Einstein condensate.
She died of cancer in Boulder, Colorado.
Deborah S. Jin passed away at 47 years old.