This week, Maximilian Sohmen started as a PhD student in the Rare lab. He recieved his masters degree from the university of Heidelberg under supervision of Matthias Weidemüller. For his master thesis, he moved for a full year to Cambrige to join the Group of Zoran Hadzibabic to work on ‘Optical Gray-Molasses Cooling of Potassium-39’.
(c) of image: Harald Ritsch
Now in Physical Review X!
Together with our theory colleagues from Hannover (Luis Santos and Falk Wächtler), we have investigated the formation of a macrodroplet state in an ultracold bosonic gas of erbium atoms. Our paper has been now published in PRX and featured in Physics! MORE
On 3rd and 4th of November 2016 the Erbium team from Innsbruck, the Dysprosium team of Tilman Pfau from Stuttgart and theorists from Luis Santos group from Hannover gathered in Maria Waldrast for an informal meeting, to discuss future prospects of ultracold quantum gases of lanthanide atoms.
After doing a summer internship in our group, Moritz Koenemann has joined the RARE team for his master thesis to work on the upcoming Rydberg-chamber.