In collaboration with our theory colleagues from Paris (M. Lepers, J.-F. Wyart and O. Dulieu) we have determined the dynamical polarizability of ultracold erbium atoms in the ground and in one excited state at three particular relevant wavelengths.
After two months of holidays and travelling, Claudia Politi and Gabriele Natale came back to Innsbruck to start their PhD studies in the RARE and ERBIUM experiment.
Francesca recieved the Erwin-Schrödiger-Prize from the Austrian Academy of Science (ÖAW)! This annual award is the most prestigeous ÖAW price for mathematical and natural science and it is given to exceptional researchers working in Austria. Next to Prof. Peter Zoller (1998) and Prof. Rainer Blatt (2006), the award is now given for the third time to Quantumphysicists in Innsbruck over the last two decades.
This week quantum physicist Francesca Ferlaino will receive the Antonio Feltrinelli Giovani Prize in physics. This is the first time the prize, valued at 50,000 Euro, will be awarded to young scientists. It recognizes the achievements of Italian scholars under the age of 40 who have achieved results of outstanding originality and international significance.
Prof. Hanns-Christoph Nägerl from the Ultracold group in Innsbruck recieved the prestigeous Wittgenstein award from the FWF. Congratulations to him and his full team!