Quantum Lunch Location:
T-Division Conference Room, TA-3,
Building 123, Room 121
Quantum Institute: Visitor Schedule
The Quantum Lunch is regularly held on Thursdays in the Theoretical Division Conference Room, TA-3, Building 123, Room 121.
For more information, contact Diego Dalvit.
To add your name to the Quantum Lunch email list, contact Charlotte Carter
Thursday, August 13, 2009
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Cheng Chin, University of Chicago
Technical Host: Michael Di Rosa
TOPIC: Having your cake and seeing it too -- in situ observation of Mott insulating domains in optical lattices
We observe incompressible density plateaus, dubbed "wedding cake" structure, for a monolayer of atoms in a 2D optical lattice. The density profiles reveal crucial thermodynamic information to investigate the superfluid-Mott insulator quantum phase transition and potentially quantum criticality.