Trapped Atomic Gases - A hot Field in Physics

Georg Bruun

Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen

Thursday, 2 April 2009, 11:15
Matfys library

We discuss some exciting current topics in the field of cold atomic gases. First, we examine the physics of strongly interacting imbalanced Fermi gases where new experiments are able to probe the transition from Cooper pairing to polaronic physics with increasing imbalance. Secondly, we show how quantum noise measurements can reveal the underlying many-body correlations in the gases. Finally, the emerging field of dipolar gases will be discussed. It is demonstrated how the long range anisotropic dipolar interaction gives rise to exotic superfluid phases and collapse instabilities.