Lectures on fridays 12-14 in D116
Academy research fellow Jani
First lecture: Friday, Jan 18.
Last lecture: Friday, May 2th
This is an introductory course on the physics of degenerate
quantum gases. This field has seen dramatic advances in the past 10
years including two Nobel prizes in physics. This course will focus
on the most recent work. Emphasis is on Bose-Einstein condensation,
but also fermionic superfluidity will be discussed.
Thermodynamics of Bose-Einstein condensate
Cold atom collisions
Condensate dynamics and Gross-Pitaevskii equation
Matter wave interference and atom lasers
Optical lattices and quantum phasetransitions
Superfluid fermion gases
C. J. Pethick and H. Smith: Bose-Einstein condensation in Dilute Gases (Cambridge University Press 2001)
review article, F. Dalfovo, S. Giorgini, L. P. Pitaevskii, and S. Stringari:”Theory of Bose-Einstein condensation in trapped gases”, Review of Modern Physics 71, 463-512 (1999)
A review focusing on rotating condensates, Alexander Fetter & Anatoly Svidzinsky: “Vortices in a trapped dilute Bose-Einstein condensate” J. Phys.: Condens. Matter v. 13, No 12, p. R135-R194 (2001) also available at http://xxx.lanl.gov the preprint cond-mat/0102003
Last updated: Aug 7, 2007.