Our group is part of the Midlands Ultracold Atoms Research Centre (MUARC) in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nottingham (UK).
We are interested in studying ultracold gases close to absolute zero. In particular we work with Bose-Fermi mixtures with fermionic Lithium 6 and bosonic Caesium 133 atoms. Our aim is to study Bose-Fermi mixtures or Bose-Bose mixtures in an optical dipole trap in one, two or three dimensions. Our mixture is also particularly interesting for the study of interactions, i.e. to create ultra-cold molecules or to investigate three and four-body bound states. We have recently created a lithium-2 Bose Einstein Condensate and are currently implementing Caesium, for which we have built a separate dipole trap.
In parallel we are investigating ways to couple cold and ultra-cold atoms to photons delivered through waveguides which are chip mounted. Here we want to create a Quantum Integrated Light and Matter Interface (Quilmi), these efforts are part of a joint European project.
For more details look at the Research page and check out the Publications page.
- January 2015: New Postdoc Dr. Nathan Cooper joins the team
- October 2014: First experimental paper published
- September 2014: New PhD student Pierre Jouve joins the team; Paper with I. Fuentes published
- July / August 2014: Summer students Felix Brechtmann (Munich), Tania Schiffer (IAESTE), Elinor Campbell (Cambridge) do a research summer project in our group
- June 2014: Tadas Pyragius and Stephen Murphy win the prize for the best fourth-year project! Congratulations!
- May 2014: New Postdoc Dr. Samanta Piano joins the team
- January 2014: We have a Lithium-2-BEC!
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