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Thursday, January 29th 2015
1:25 pm:
Condensed Matter Seminar in 210 Physics
Speaker: Deborah Jin (JILA, University of Colorado)
Subject: Universal Dynamics of a Degenerate Unitary Bose Gas

Ultracold quantum gases of atoms are model systems that provide access to strongly correlated many-body physics as well as to intriguing few-body physics phenomena. It is particularly interesting to explore the behavior of quantum gases with infinitely strong interactions (the so-called unitary gas). This regime has been experimentally studied for Fermi gases of atoms but is difficult to access for an ultracold gas of bosons. I will discuss a recent experiment where we quickly took a Bose-Einstein condensate to this regime of strong interactions and looked at the ensuing dynamics in this non-equilibrium system.

Faculty Host: Rafael Fernandes

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