Vortices in a dysprosium gas

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 … Keep Reading…

Linear supersolid formation

Linear supersolid formation

Simulation of an interaction quench in a cigar trap

Nonlinear crystal growth

Nonlinear crystal growth

Simulation of 2D supersolid formation

Real-Time Simulation

Real-Time Simulation

GPE-Simulation of applying a Bragg-Pulse to a BEC

Real-Time Simulation

Real-Time Simulation

GPE-Simulation of the rephasing of a scrambled Supersolid state

THEORY GROUP

In our theory group, we utilise state-of-the-art methods to model the experiments of the ERBIUM and Er-Dy LABs, and provide assistance in guiding future experiments into the exciting phenomena not yet explored in dipolar quantum gases. The first major project of the theory group was to understand two-dimensional supersolidity, and we developed variational methods to investigate ideal scenarios moving from one- to two-dimensional droplet arrays, and new finite temperature theory to investigate evaporative cooling directly into the supersolid phase. This lead to the first observation of a 2D supersolid in a circular trap. With the erbium lab, we recently developed a discrete-one-dimensional model for strongly dipolar gases in a 1D lattice, elucidating new droplet and soliton phases in this system, explaining the observations from the erbium experiment.

Most recently, our focus has been on the study of two-component dipolar systems, and the nature of supersolidity in these systems.

If you want to learn more about the Theory group, you can find more info in the publications and/or contact us.

Lab news
Our paper on supersolid formation in 2D is now published in PRL!
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Together from researchers from the University of Hanover, we investigate supersolidity in binary dipolar gases.
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Elena has been awarded the prize “Ho una laurea nella manica” established by her hometown for young people who graduated cum laude in 2020.
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Lab Team
Jane
Jane


Francesca Ferlaino, Univ.-Prof. Dr.

Group Leader / PI

Mike
Mike



Manfred Mark, Dr.

Senior Scientist/ Research Assistant

John
John


Russell Bisset, Dr.

External Collaboration(UQMT)

John
John


Thomas Bland, Dr.

Post-Doc (Theory)

John
John



Elena Poli, MSc.

PhD Student
(Theory)

John
John



Simon Gschwendtner, BSc.

Master Student
(Theory)