Thomas, a pupil at the Bundes Real Gymnasium in der Au in Innsbruck,
spent the summer 2017 with us building a white light interferometer. Now his work has been awarded as one of the best 20 works in Austria within the FFG-Talente-Praktika.
Congratulations Thomas, and we hope to see you soon back at the University!
In collaboration with our theory collaborators from Innsbruck (Rick van Bijnen) and Hannover (Falk Wächtler and Luis Santos), we have observed for the first time so-called roton quasiparticles in an ultracold quantum gas of highly magnetic bosonic erbium.
In collaboration with our theory colleagues from Paris (M. Lepers, J.-F. Wyart and O. Dulieu) we have determined the dynamical polarizability of ultracold erbium atoms in the ground and in one excited state at three particular relevant wavelengths.