We use nano-kelvin quantum gases as highly controllable systems to study novel many-body physics. Topics of particular interest include superfluidity, quantum magnetism, non-equilibrium phenomena, and the effects of reduced dimensionality on the properties of low-temperature phase transitions.
The goal of our experiments is to shed new light on outstanding problems in conventional condensed matter systems, such as He superfluids and high-Tc superconductors, and also to observe completely new collective phenomena which are of theoretical interest but have so far had no experimental realisation.
Probing the coherence of 2D atomic gases using matter wave heterodyning
For more information on our research please go to:http://www-amop.phy.cam.ac.uk/amop-zh/