Extreme Quantum Mechanics
Extreme Quantum Mechanics: Quantum Simulation of Many-body Systems Using Ultracold Atomic Gases.
Apr 28, 2014
from 02:00 pm to 03:30 pm
|Speaker Information||Kemfysisch Versneller Institut (Nuclear Physics Institute), University of Groningen, Netherlands/|
|Contact Name||Hyungsik Lim|
|Contact Phone||Hyungsik Lim|
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What happens when the strength of interactions between atoms is turned up to infinity? What about when one mixes two types of superfluids? In this talk, I will explain how ultracold atomic gases are used to create and probe these types of systems in the young and exciting field known as quantum simulation. I will discuss our recent success producing and studying extreme quantum states in ultracold lithium gases including a "unitary Bose gas," in which the interactions between atoms have infinite strength, and a mixture of mutually interacting Bose and Fermi superfluids. Finally, I will briefly look at how adding individual atomic ions to these systems could provide a microscopic probe of these extreme quantum gases.