Tilman Esslinger: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2012

Name Prof. Dr. Tilman Esslinger
FieldQuanten-Optik
Address
Institut für Quantenelektronik
ETH Zürich, HPF D 4
Otto-Stern-Weg 1
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 633 23 40
E-mailesslinger@ethz.ch
DepartmentPhysics
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
402-0101-00LThe Zurich Physics Colloquium Information 0 credits1KG. Blatter, C. Anastasiou, B. Batlogg, N. Beisert, M. Carollo, M. Christandl, C. Degen, G. Dissertori, R. J. Douglas, K. Ensslin, T. Esslinger, J. Faist, M. Gaberdiel, A. Gehrmann-De Ridder, G. M. Graf, J. Home, A. Imamoglu, P. Jetzer, S. Johnson, U. Keller, K. S. Kirch, S. Lilly, L. M. Mayer, J. Mesot, M. R. Meyer, B. Moore, F. Pauss, D. Pescia, A. Refregier, R. Renner, A. Rubbia, T. C. Schulthess, U. Seljak, M. Sigrist, M. Troyer, E. H. Türeci, J. F. van der Veen, A. Vaterlaus, R. Wallny, W. Wegscheider, D. Wyler, A. Zheludev
AbstractResearch colloquium
Objective
Prerequisites / NoticeOccasionally, talks may be delivered in German.
402-0484-00LFrom Bose-Einstein Condensation to Synthetic Quantum Many-Body Systems6 credits2V + 1UT. Esslinger
AbstractThe ability to cool dilute gases to nano-Kelvin temperatures provides a unique access to macroscopic quantum phenomena such as Bose-Einstein condensation. This lecture will give an introduction to this dynamic field and insight into the current state of research, where synthetic quantum many-body systems are created and investigated.
ObjectiveThe lecture is intended to convey 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.
ContentThe non-interacting Bose gas
Interactions between atoms
The Bose-condensed state
Elementary excitations
Vortices
Superfluidity
Interference and Correlations
Fermi gases and Fermionic superfluidity
Optical lattices and the connection to solid state physics.
Lecture notesno script
LiteratureC. J. Pethick and H. Smith, Bose-Einstein condensation in dilute Gases, Cambridge.
Proceedings of the Enrico Fermi International School of Physics, Vol. CXL, ed. M. Inguscio, S. Stringari, and C.E. Wieman (IOS Press, Amsterdam, 1999).
Prerequisites / NoticeFormer course title: "Quantum Gases"
402-0486-00LFrontiers of Quantum Gas Research
Does not take place this semester.
6 credits2V + 1UT. Esslinger
AbstractThe lecture will discuss the most relevant recent research in the field of quantum gases. Bosonic and fermionic quantum gases with emphasis on strong interactions will be studied. The topics include low dimensional systems, optical lattices and quantum simulation, vortex physics and quantum gases in optical cavities.
ObjectiveThe lecture is intended to convey an advanced 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 follow current publications in this field.
ContentQuantum gases in one and two dimensions
Optical lattices, Hubbard physics and quantum simulation
Vortices
Quantum gases in optical cavities
Lecture notesno script
LiteratureC. J. Pethick and H. Smith, Bose-Einstein condensation in dilute Gases, Cambridge.
T. Giamarchi, Quantum Physics in one dimension
I. Bloch, J. Dalibard, W. Zwerger, Many-body physics with ultracold gases, Rev. Mod. Phys. 80, 885 (2008)
Proceedings of the Enrico Fermi International School of Physics, Vol. CLXIV, ed. M. Inguscio, W. Ketterle, and C. Salomon (IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2007).
Additional literature will be distributed during the lecture
Prerequisites / NoticeFor two lectures on special topics we will invite external expert lecturers. The exercise classes will be in the form of a Journal Club, in which a student presents the achievements of a recent important research paper.
Additional information will become available on: www.quantumoptics.ethz.ch
402-0551-00LLaser Seminar0 credits1ST. Esslinger, J. Faist, J. Home, A. Imamoglu, U. Keller, F. Merkt, M. Quack, M. Sigrist, E. H. Türeci, H. J. Wörner
AbstractResearch colloquium
Objective