PHY565 Quantum Electronics I

with a focus on

Ultracold Atomic Physics

Spring 2012
 
 
Meeting Time and Place: Instructor:

Lecture:

MoWe 11:45-13:05 P-119  

Prof. Dominik Schneble

A-106 Office hours: tba  
     
Topics:   atomic structure, interaction of atoms with external electric and magnetic fields; ultracold collisions; trapping and cooling techniques; Bose-Einstein condensation and condensate properties (equilibrium and excitations); degenerate Fermi gases and mixtures; BEC-BCS crossover; quantum gases in optical lattices.

Textbooks

(optional)::

 
C.J. Pethick & H. Smith, Bose-Einstein Condensation in Dilute Gases, 2nd ed. (Cambridge)
H. J. Metcalf and P. van der Staten, Laser Cooling and Trapping (Springer)
 

GRADING: HOMEWORK (75%), TERM PAPER (25%)

 

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