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Lattice Gauge Theories with Cold Atoms

Event Details

Event Dates: 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 10:00am

Speaker Name(s): 

Peter Zoller

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

University of Innsbruck
Seminar Type/Subject

Event Details & Abstract: 

Recently, the condensed matter and atomic physics communities have mutually benefited from synergies emerging from the quantum simulation of strongly correlated systems using atomic setups. While there is presently significant interest in artificial gauge fields mimicking magnetic fields in (neutral) atom setups to observe phenomena like fractional quantum Hall physics, we will discuss prospects of realizing simple models of dynamical gauge fields (lattice gauge theories) as a next generation of possible cold atom experiments.