402-0484-00L  Experimental and Theoretical Aspects of Quantum Gases

SemesterSpring Semester 2018
LecturersT. Esslinger
Periodicitytwo-yearly recurring course
CourseDoes not take place this semester.
Language of instructionEnglish


402-0484-00 VExperimental and Theoretical Aspects of Quantum Gases
Does not take place this semester.
2 hrsT. Esslinger
402-0484-00 UExperimental and Theoretical Aspects of Quantum Gases
Does not take place this semester.
1 hrsT. Esslinger

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AbstractQuantum Gases are the most precisely controlled many-body systems in physics. This provides a unique interface between theory and experiment, which allows addressing fundamental concepts and long-standing questions. This course lays the foundation for the understanding of current research in this vibrant field.
ObjectiveThe lecture conveys a basic understanding for the current research on quantum gases. Emphasis will be put on the connection between theory and experimental observation. It will enable students to read and understand publications in this field.
ContentCooling and trapping of neutral atoms

Bose and Fermi gases

Ultracold collisions

The Bose-condensed state

Elementary excitations



Interference and Correlations

Optical lattices
Lecture notesnotes and material accompanying the lecture will be provided
LiteratureC. J. Pethick and H. Smith, Bose-Einstein condensation in dilute Gases,
Proceedings of the Enrico Fermi International School of Physics, Vol. CXL,
ed. M. Inguscio, S. Stringari, and C.E. Wieman (IOS Press, Amsterdam,

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits6 credits
ExaminersT. Esslinger, T. U. Donner
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 20 minutes
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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