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Quantum Institute : 2016 Quantum Lunch Seminar Schedule


  • Coordinator
    Sebastian Deffner
  • 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 Malcolm Boshier (P-21), Diego Dalvit (T-4), Michael Di Rosa (C-PCS), Sebastian Deffner (T-4 & CNLS), Changhyun Ryu (P-21) , Nikolai Sinitsyn (T-4), Rolando Somma (T-4), Christopher Ticknor (T-1), and Wojciech Zurek (T-4).

For more information, or to nominate a speaker, contact Sebastian Deffner.

To add your name to the Quantum Lunch email list, contact Kacy Hopwood.

Thursday June 2, 2016
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Speaker: Nir Navon (University of Cambridge)

Technical Host: Wojciech Zurek

TOPIC: Quantum Gas in a Box

For the past two decades harmonically trapped ultracold atomic gases have been used with great success to study fundamental many-body physics in a flexible experimental setting. Recently, we achieved the first atomic Bose-Einstein condensate in an essentially uniform potential of an optical-box trap [1], which has opened new possibilities for closer connections with condensed-matter systems and theories of the many-body problem that generally rely on the translational symmetry of the system. I will present two directions that we have recently explored with this new system: the study of the (Kibble-Zurek) dynamics of spontaneous symmetry breaking in a quenched homogeneous gas [2], and the emergence of turbulence in a periodically driven quantum gas.
[1] A. L. Gaunt et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 200406 (2013)
[2] N. Navon et al., Science 347, 167 (2015)

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