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Quantum Institute : 2009 Quantum Lunch Seminar Schedule


  • Coordinator
    Diego Dalvit
  • 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.

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