In a joint work from the RARE and ERBIUM team as well as our theory collaborator from IQOQI, Rick van Bijnen, we have observed hallmarks of supersolidity in dipolar quantum gases of Erbium and Dysprosium. Our work is highlighted in a Viewpoint article in Physics by T. Donner.
We have created for the first time a dipolar quantum mixture by combining two highly magnetic atomic species, Erbium and Dysprosium. The experiment has been conducted in the RARE Lab and we observe simultaneous quantum degeneracy of 5 Bose-Bose mixture and a Bose-Fermi one.
Claudia Politi, a PhD student in the RARE Lab, has won the first prize for best poster at ICAP 2018 in Barcelona.
More than 600 posters were presented during ICAP 2018. The prizes were decided by the Poster Awards Commission of ICAP 2018 presided by Prof. Fritz Haake.
After two months of holidays and travelling, Claudia Politi and Gabriele Natale came back to Innsbruck to start their PhD studies in the RARE and ERBIUM experiment.
From June until August Blair Blakie, Professor at the University of Otago NZ, is visiting our group here in Innsbruck to work with us on various topics of dipolar quantum gases. Regarding his wide-spread knowledge from optical lattices, rotons, droplets, spinor condensates, mixtures,… we are looking forward to a productive time with him!
Welcome to Innsbruck, Blair!