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Quantum Institute : 2010 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 Lehman

Thursday, July 8, 2010
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Speaker: Blair Blakie (University of Otago)

Technical Host: Malcolm Boshier

TOPIC: Finite temperature theory for a single component dipolar Fermi gas

There has been significant recent experimental progress towards producing a degenerate Fermi gas with dipole-dipole interactions. I will discuss the properties of a single component gas, using calculations based on self-consistent Hartree-Fock theory which accounts for both direct and exchange interactions. We study the thermodynamic and the first and second order correlation properties of the system. We find that the system entropy depends on the trap geometry, allowing the system to be cooled as the trap aspect ratio is increased. We also find that exchange interactions cause the correlation functions to be anisotropic in the low temperature regime. If time allows I will talk about work underway to provide a beyond-meanfield description of the bosonic system.

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