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Dipolar quantum gases of strongly magnetic Erbium atoms

Event Details

Event Dates: 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 4:00pm

Seminar Location: 

  • Duane Physics Room G1B20

Speaker Name(s): 

Francesca Ferlaino

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

University of Innsbruck
Seminar Type/Subject

Scientific Seminar Type: 

  • Physics Department Colloquium

Event Details & Abstract: 

Given their strong magnetic moment and exotic electronic configuration, lanthanide atomic species disclose a plethora of intriguing phenomena in ultracold quantum physics. The large magnetic moment of these atoms reflects on a strong interparticle dipole-dipole interaction, which has both a long-range nature and an isotropic character. Here, we report on our latest results on quantum many-body and few-body physics based on a strongly-magnetic lanthanide, erbium (Er). Particular emphasis will be given to the dipolar Fermi gas and to the scattering properties of bosonic and fermionic Er, in which unconventional and fascinating phenomena appear as a result of both the magnetic and the orbital anisotropy of the underlying the native interactions between atoms.

Reception 3:30 in hbar on 4/20

Talk in DUAN G1B20 on 4/20 at 4:00 pm.