Experimental physicist Francesca Ferlaino was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) in September. With the Fellowship, the members of the Society honor outstanding scientific achievements of their colleagues. The outstanding work of the physicist was just recently honored with the Junior BEC Award in Spain.
From left to right: Immanuel Bloch, Sandro Stringari, Francesca Ferlaino, Lev Pitaevskii, Thierry Giamarchi, Jürgen Stuhler
Last week Francesca Ferlaino has received the Junior BEC Award 2019 for her “pioneering work on Bose-Einstein condensation of dipolar Erbium atoms and more generally degenerate quantum gases with long-range interactions and for realizing novel quantum phases of matter with such systems”.
The award, honoring outstanding achievements in the field of Bose-Einstein condensation, was presented at the international BEC Conference in Sant Feliu de de Guíxols.
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.
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.