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The Dipolar Quantum Gas Group is one of the three teams composing the Innsbruck Center for Ultracold Atoms and Quantum Gases (AG Ferlaino/Grimm/Nägerl) and focuses on ultracold strongly magnetic Lanthanide atoms, which are a novel and powerful resource for realizing dipolar quantum matter.

The group, led by Francesca Ferlaino, is located at the  Institute for Experimental Physics (IExP) of the University of Innsbruck and at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

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The Long-range workshop in Ercolano

This year, from 6.-9. September 2016, the third edition of the workshop on ‘Long-range interactions in the ultracold’, took place in Ercolano (Naples, IT). Since the event was organised by Francesca (together with Antoine Browaeys and Robert Löw), the whole team joined in for the event, rented a Minibus and drove all the way down to southern Italy.



Pictures will be updated soon :-)

Extended Bose-Hubbard Model



Now in Science! In collaboration with the theory colleagues in Innsbruck (Zoller, Baranov, Cai), we have realized and studied the extended Bose-Hubbard Model with dipolar Er atoms and studied how the superfluid-to-Mott-insulator transition is modified under the influence of the anisotropic and long-range dipole-dipole interaction. [more]

Click here for the Press release.