IPB Colloquium by Zoran Hadžibabić

The IPB colloquium will be held on Monday, 25 March 2019 at 12:00 in the “Zvonko Marić” lecture hall of the Institute of Physics Belgrade. The talk entitled

"Quantum gas in a box"

will be given by this year's winner of the Marko Jaric Prize, Prof. Dr. Zoran Hadžibabić (University of Cambridge, UK).

Abstract of the talk:

For over two decades ultracold atomic gases have been used with great success to study fundamental many-body physics. While traditionally they were produced in harmonic electromagnetic traps, it recently also became possible to create them in the uniform potential of an optical box trap [1]. This has opened even more possibilities for fundamental studies, allowing closer connections with other many-body systems and the theories that rely on the translational symmetry of the system. This colloquium talk will give an overview of some of the recent experiments with these novel systems, which range from illustrations of simple quantum-statistical phenomena [2] to explorations of still not understood strongly interacting and far from equilibrium states of matter [3].

[1] A. L. Gaunt, T. F. Schmidutz, I. Gotlibovych, R. P. Smith, and Z. Hadzibabic, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 200406 (2013).
[2] T. F. Schmidutz, I. Gotlibovych, A. L. Gaunt, R. P. Smith, N. Navon and Z. Hadzibabic, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 040403 (2014).
[3] C. Eigen, J. A. P. Glidden, R. Lopes, E. A. Cornell, R. P. Smith, and Z. Hadzibabic, Nature 563, 221 (2018).

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We also present below, photos from the Marko Jarić award ceremony, held at the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts on 22 March 2019.

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