Introductory Course on Ultracold Quantum Gases 2023
9-12.06.2023, Innsbruck. Our course will give a basic introduction into the fascinating research field of cold atoms and ultracold quantum gases, which offers many exciting opportunities for young researchers.
Summer 2023: Aurora Excellence Fellowship Program
Open call: The Aurora Excellence Fellowship Program for Visiting Bachelor, Master and PhD Students is now accepting applications.
Cluster of Excellence Quantum Science Austria granted
Three Clusters of Excellence in Innsbruck have been funded! With highly endowed clusters of excellence, the Austrian Science Fund FWF creates Austrian flagships of basic research. The University of Innsbruck will coordinate the Cluster of Excellence for Quantum Sciences.
Atoms in Tweezers
In the T-REQS lab we have now loaded atoms in our optical tweezers.
Vortices in a dysprosium gas
By stirring the magnetic field which polarizes the atoms in a dysprosium condensate, we were able to generate vortices–tiny quantum tornadoes–in a dipolar gas for the first time!
By letting an erbium quantum droplet fall under gravity through an optical lattice, it is possible to understand the inter-atomic interactions and quantum fluctuations through variations of the Bloch oscillation.
ERC Advanced Grant DymetEr has been funded!
Happy 10th Birthday to the first Erbium BEC!
Phase coherence in out-of-equilibrium supersolid states of ultracold dipolar atoms
By quenching the contact interaction, it is possible to destroy the phase coherence in a dipolar supersolid. However, the supersolidity is “repaired” when reversing the dephasing process.
3D array of large-spin fermions
In joint theoretical and experimental work with our theory colleagues A.-M. Rey (JILA) and B. Zhu (ITAMP) we investigate dipolar induced magnetization-conserving spin exchange dynamics with fermionic Er in a 3D optical lattice
The Dipolar Quantum Gas Group is one of the three teams composing the Innsbruck Center for Ultracold Atoms and Quantum Gases
. We focus on highly magnetic magnetic Lanthanide atoms, Erbium and Dysprosium, 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.
We have three experimental apparatuses. The ERBIUM machine operates on Er atoms and produced the first Er Bose-Einstein condensate and degenerate Fermi gas. The ER-DY machine is studying degenerate mixtures of two different lanthanides: Er and Dy. The T-Reqs is currently under construction and aims at studying Rydberg states of Er. A new theory sub-division within our group is under development.