"Magnetism in Quantum Gases" by Dan Stamper-Kurn (UC Berkeley)

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 pm

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Reception from 3:30-4:00 p.m.
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Guest Speaker: Dan Stamper-Kurn (University of California, Berkeley)

Talk Title:  “Magnetism in Quantum Gases”


With quantum gases, one can explore magnetic ordering and dynamics in regimes inaccessible in solid-state systems. For example, in degenerate spinor Bose gases, magnetization of the atomic spin is established along with Bose-Einstein condensation, allowing minute spin-dependent energies to dictate the magnetic ordering of the gas. The extreme isolation of the atomic system allows us to populate the magnetic superfluids with magnetic excitations, and observe their coherent dynamics and eventual re-condensation. A second cold-atom material, in which atoms are confined within the periodic potential of an optical lattice, bears a stronger resemblance to condensed-matter systems. I will present progress to explore the effects of geometric frustration with cold atoms that are confined in a two-dimensional kagome optical lattice.

For more information, contact Jay Hauser

We thank the following people for their contributions to the wine fund for the post-colloquium reception:
Prof. Dolores Bozovic, Prof. Mike Cornwall, Prof. Bob Cousins, Prof. Andrea Ghez, Prof. Karoly Holczer, Prof. Eric Hudson, Robert Huff, Prof. Alex Kusenko, Prof. Myank Mehta, Prof. John Miao, Prof. Roberto Peccei, Prof. Claudio Pellegrini, Prof. David Saltzberg, Prof. Jean Turner and Prof. Ben Zuckerman.

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