Simon Baier is honored for his dissertation “Ultracold Dipolar Erbium Atoms: From Scattering Phenomena to Quantum Simulations”, which gives an overview of his research on dipolar quantum phenomena. It documents Simon Baier’s research on the long-range magnetic interaction of ultracold particles, which he studied in the group of Francesca Ferlaino.
The scientists use ultracold quantum gases of strongly magnetic erbium atoms as an experimental platform. These particles are trapped in a three-dimensional optical lattice and thus form a quantum simulator for solid state phenomena with long range interactions. With this setup, Simon Baier’s team was able to observe and investigate numerous previously unexplored dipolar phenomena in few and many-body physics. (Credits IQOQI)