Lauriane’s Short Profile

Lauriane Chomaz was born on the 19
th November 1986 in Orsay (France). In 2010 she graduated with an M.Sc. from l’Ecole Polytechnique (Palaiseau, France). She then undertook doctoral studies under the supervision of Prof. Jean Dalibard and investigated, on a cold Rubidium 87 experiment, the thermodynamics and the superfluidity of Bose gases constrained to bidimensionality (2D). She obtained her Ph.D in November 2014 from l’Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris, France). During her PhD, she and her team observed for the first time the superfluid behavior of a 2D Bose gas and pioneered the investigation of the transverse condensation phenomenon occurring in uniform 2D Bose gases. They were also interested in the dynamics, in particular the nucleation of topological defects called vortices, when quenching across this transition and they highlighted its compliance with Kibble–Zurek mechanism. After six month as an associate researcher at Collège de France in which she extended her doctoral work by participating to the construction of the next generation of the experiment, she joined in April 2015 the group of Univ. Prof. Francesca Ferlaino as a post-doctoral fellow on the cold Erbium machine. She and her team are now concentrating on different aspects of the physics of gases with dipolar interactions.

Lauriane’s CV at a glance

Academic Positions

04/2016-present Marie Sklodowska Curie fellow from the European Union. Institut für Experimentalphysik, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria.
04/2015-04/2016 Post-doctoral fellow in the group of Prof. Ferlaino, Institute for Experimental Physics, University of Innsbruck and Research Director, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) of the Austria Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), Innsbruck, Austria.
01/2014-04/2015 Research Assistant in the group of Prof. Jean Dalibard, Chair on “atoms and radiation” (Chaire ”atomes et rayonnement”), Collège de France, Paris, France.
 01/2011-11/2014  PhD student at Ecole Normale Supérieure, Kastler Brossel Laboratory, Paris, France, under the supervision of Prof. Jean Dalibard. Subject: Coherence and superfluidity of Bose gases in reduced dimensions: from harmonic traps to uniform fluids.


2014 Hugot price. Fondation Hugot, Collège de France, Paris, France.
2012 “For women in science” national award. L’Oréal-France, Paris, France.
2004 Chemistry Olympiades. regional price (Basse-Normandie) and national prices (France).

Honorary grants

2016 Marie Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowship. Horizon 2020 program, European Union.
2014 “Attaché Temporaire d’Enseignement et de Recherche” (ATER). Collège de France, Paris, France.
2012 Doctoral program (full funding) from French Direction General de l’Armement (DGA) . Ministry of Defense, France .

A full CV can be found here: CV_Lauriane

Online/Published popularization

2019 Article, animated videos and pictures on the physics of climbing, Sport Tirol, Innsbruck, Austria. Text: Daniel Feichtner, pictures: Johannes Mair / Alpsolut. in collaboration with Catherine Laflamme.
2014 Video “Explorer le monde quantique” (“Explore the quantum world”), Collège de France, Paris, France.
2011 Sounds and pictures “Tourbillons quantiques” (“Quantum whirl”), Histoires cour- tes: rêves, projets et réflexions de chercheurs en son et en images fixes (Short stories: dreams, projects and thoughts from researchers in sound and still images), Jean-François Dars, Anne Papillault. Now available in Vimeo!

English subtitles available!

2010 Short story “Au coin du feu” (“At the fireside”), Le plus grand des hasards, surprises quantiques (The merest chance, quantum surprises), Jean-François Dars, Anne Papillault (Belin).

Lauriane’s Erbium Publications

[11]Excitation spectrum of a trapped dipolar supersolid and its experimental evidence,
G. Natale, R. M. W. van Bijnen, A. Patscheider, D. Petter, M. J. Mark, L. Chomaz, F. Ferlaino,
Phys. Rev. Lett., 123, 050402, 2019. [more] [pdf] [doi] [arXiv]
[10]Probing the roton excitation spectrum of a stable dipolar Bose gas,
D. Petter, G. Natale, R. M. W. van Bijnen, A. Patscheider, M. J. Mark, L. Chomaz, F. Ferlaino,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 183401, 2019. [more] [pdf] [doi] [arXiv]
[9]Controlling Dipolar Exchange Interactions in a Dense 3D Array of Large Spin Fermions,
A. Patscheider, B. Zhu, L. Chomaz, D. Petter, S. Baier, A. M. Rey, F. Ferlaino, M. J. Mark,
arXiv:1904.08262, 2019. [more] [pdf] [arXiv]
[8]Long-lived and transient supersolid behaviors in dipolar quantum gases,
L. Chomaz, D. Petter, P. Ilzhöfer, G. Natale, A. Trautmann, C. Politi, G. Durastante, R. M. W. van Bijnen, A. Patscheider, M. Sohmen, M. J. Mark, F. Ferlaino,
Phys. Rev. X, 9, 021012, 2019. [more] [pdf] [doi] [arXiv]
[7]Realization of a Strongly Interacting Fermi Gas of Dipolar Atoms,
S. Baier, D. Petter, J. H. Becher, A. Patscheider, G. Natale, L. Chomaz, M. J. Mark, F. Ferlaino,
Phys. Rev. Lett., 121, 093602, 2018. [more] [pdf] [doi] [arXiv]
[6]Ground state of an ultracold Fermi gas of tilted dipoles in elongated traps,
V. Veljić, A. R. P. Lima, L. Chomaz, S. Baier, M. J. Mark, F. Ferlaino, A. Pelster, A. Balaž,
New Journal of Physics, 20, 093016, 2018. [more] [pdf]
[5]Observation of roton mode population in a dipolar quantum gas,
L. Chomaz, R. M. W. van Bijnen, D. Petter, G. Faraoni, S. Baier, J. H. Becher, M. J. Mark, F. Waechtler, L. Santos, F. Ferlaino,
Nature Physics, 14, 442-446, 2018. [more] [pdf] [doi] [arXiv]
[4]Quantum-fluctuation-driven crossover from a dilute Bose-Einstein condensate to a macro-droplet in a dipolar quantum fluid,
L. Chomaz, S. Baier, D. Petter, M. J. Mark, F. Wächtler, L. Santos, F. Ferlaino,
Phys. Rev. X, 6, 041039, 2016. [more] [pdf] [doi] [arXiv]
[3]Interaction-driven Lifshitz transition with dipolar fermions in optical lattices,
E. G. C. P. van Loon, M. I. Katsnelson, L. Chomaz, M. Lemeshko,
Phys. Rev. B, 93, 195145, 2016. [more] [pdf] [doi] [arXiv]
[2]Extended Bose-Hubbard models with ultracold magnetic atoms,
S. Baier, M. J. Mark, D. Petter, K. Aikawa, L. Chomaz, Z. Cai, M. Baranov, P. Zoller, F. Ferlaino,
Science, 352, 201-205, 2016. [more] [pdf] [doi] [arXiv]
[1]Emergence of Chaotic Scattering in Ultracold Er and Dy,
T. Maier, H. Kadau, M. Schmitt, M. Wenzel, I. Ferrier-Barbut, T. Pfau, A. Frisch, S. Baier, K. Aikawa, L. Chomaz, M. J. Mark, F. Ferlaino, C. Makrides, E. Tiesinga, A. Petrov, S. Kotochigova,
Phys. Rev. X, 5, 041029, 2015. [more] [pdf] [doi] [arXiv]

Lauriane’s Other Publications

Loading and compression of a single 2D Bose gas in an optical accordion. J.L. Ville, T. Bienaimé, R. Saint-Jalm, L. Corman, M. Aidelsburger, L. Chomaz, K. Kleinlein, D. Perconte, S. Nascimbène, J. Dalibard, J. Beugnon.
PRA 95, 013632 (2017), arXiv

Emergence of coherence via transverse condensation in a uniform two-dimensional Bose gas. L. Chomaz, L.Corman, T. Bienaimé, R. Desbuquois, C. Weitenberg, S. Nascimbène, J. Beugnon, J. Dalibard.
Nature Commum., 6, 6172 (2015) , arXiv;

Quench induced supercurrents in an annular two-dimensional Bose gas. L.Corman, L. Chomaz, T. Bienaimé, R. Desbuquois, C. Weitenberg, S. Nascimbène, J. Dalibard, J. Beugnon.
Phys. Rev. Lett.113, 135302 (2014) , arXiv;

Determination of scale-invariant equations of state without fitting parameters: application to the two-dimensional Bose gas across the Berezinskii–Kosterlitz–Thouless Transition. R. Desbuquois, T. Yefsah, L. Chomaz, C. Weitenberg, L.Corman, S. Nascimbène, J. Dalibard.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 020404 (2014) , arXiv;

Superfluid behavior of a two-dimensional Bose gas. R. Desbuquois, L. Chomaz, T.Yefsah, J. Leonard, J. Beugnon, C. Weitenberg, J. Dalibard.
Nature Phys. 8, 9, pp. 645-648. (2012). , arXiv;

Absorption imaging of a quasi 2D gas: a multiple scattering analysis. L. Chomaz, L. Corman, T.Yefsah, R. Desbuquois, J. Dalibard.
New J. Phys. 14, 055001 (2012) , arXiv;

Exploring thermodynamics of a two-dimensional Bose gas. T. Yefsah, R. Desbuquois, L. Chomaz, K. J. Günter, J. Dalibard.
Phys. Rev. Lett.107, 130401 (2011) , arXiv;