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Quantum Institute : 2012 Quantum Lunch Seminar Schedule


  • Coordinator
    Adolfo del Campo
  • 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.

The organizing committee includes Ryan O. Behunin (T-4 & CNLS), Malcolm Boshier (P-21), Adolfo del Campo (T-4 & CNLS), Michael Di Rosa (C-PCS), Ivar Martin (T-4), Changhyun Ryu (P-21), Rolando D. Somma (T-4), Christopher Ticknor (T-1), and Wojciech H. Zurek (T-4).

For more information, or to nominate a speaker, contact Adolfo del Campo.

To add your name to the Quantum Lunch email list, contact Ellie Vigil.

Thursday, November 15, 2012
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Speaker: Brian Anderson (University of Arizona)

Technical Host: Chris Ticknor

TOPIC: Studies of Vortex Physics in 2D with Bose-Einstein Condensates

With the experimental, numerical, and theoretical tools developed for atomic-gas Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs), studies of quantized vortices, compressible quantum fluid dynamics, and quantum turbulence are rapidly developing. In particular, studies of two-dimensional (2D) quantum turbulence and 2D vortex dynamics in these atomic-gas superfluids are currently experiencing a surge of interest. This seminar will focus on recent BEC experiments at the University of Arizona that have explored 2D quantum turbulence and vortex generation and manipulation in highly oblate BECs. Associated numerical modeling and analytical developments will also be briefly summarized. With such work, we aim to better understand characteristics of quantum turbulence and superfluid dynamics.

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