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.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Speaker: Han Pu, Rice University
Technical Host: Eddy Timmermans
TOPIC: Searching for FFLO in polarized Fermi gases
Pairing between fermionic particles lies in the heart of superconductivity. Cold dilute atomic gases allow us to study pairing mechanism and superfluid fermions in an unprecedented way. Over the past years, polarized Fermi gases (two-component Fermi gas with imbalanced population) have received tremendous attention. In this talk, I will briefly review current experimental status of this system and will then focus on our recent theoretical investigation. Particular attention will be paid to the FFLO state --- one of the exotic pairing states predicted to occur in polarized Fermi gases.