Research Associates - Alumni
Óscar Leonardo Acevedo Pabón
Dr. Martin Gärttner
After completing my Ph. D. at MIT, I joined Ana Maria Rey’s group in September 2014. I spent part of my Ph.D. working on developing Quantum Monte Carlo (QMC) methods to study dipolar bosonic mixtures in optical lattices. Additionally I developed models for anomalous heating in ion traps, studied the universality of three-body bound states in a mass imbalanced systems, and used three-body bound states to engineer novel many-body Hamiltonians in optical lattices.
I am interested in using ultra-cold atoms or trapped ion systems to simulate condensed matter models and understand exotic quantum phases of matter. To this end I develop tools, such as QMC algorithms, to characterize the equilibrium behavior and non-equilibrium dynamics of the realized systems.
Graduate Students - Alumni
I received my B.S. from Nanjing University in China, and M.S. from the Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Science. I joined Ana's group as a graduate student in the Fall of 2008. My research interests are the behavior of atoms in optical lattice potentials; for example, new phases and exotic fractal behavior of polarized fermions in bichromatic optical lattices. I am also interested in quantum optics issues, such as the interaction between atoms and a quantized laser field.
I am a graduate student at the University of Colorado Boulder. My current research interests involve ultracold gases of atoms and molecules, and especially the many-body physics of systems with long-range anisotropic dipole-dipole interactions; for example, the non-equilibrium dynamics of ultracold polar molecules and quantum magnetism in an optical lattice.