Beginning in July, Russell joined the University of Innsbruck as an Assistant Professor. He is building a theory group within the Department of Experimental Physics, with a focus on ultracold quantum gases, most notably bringing his expertise on dipolar Bose-Einstein condensates. He is looking forward to working in Innsbruck and taking advantage of the beautiful surroundings.
The Physics magazine of the American Physical Society (APS) has named the discovery of supersolidity in ultracold quantum gases as one of the top ten highlights of 2019. The research group led by Francesca Ferlaino has for the first time obtained evidence of supersolidity in erbium and dysprosium gases. Similar experiments were conducted in Pisa and Stuttgart.
Together with an international Consortium of six other research groups Francesca Ferlaino in collaboration with Peter Zoller successfully applied for funding of the project “MAQS” – Magnetic-Atom Quantum Simulator.
On the occasion of the 350th anniversary of the foundation of the University of Innsbruck, the Italian ambassador to Austria, Sergio Barbanti, will visit our group. Professor Ferlaino will guide the ambassador, accompanied by the representative of the Innsbruck’s Italien-Zentrum Dr. Tasser and Ms Romeo, around the IQOQI’s and University’s labs.