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Many-body Quantum Dynamics

Cavendish Laboratory

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Many-body Quantum Dynamics

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We are studying many-body phenomena at the interface between quantum optics and solid state physics. Following a statement by P.W. Anderson, "More is Different", genuine many-body phenomena are emergent phenomena that only appear when many particles come together, typical examples being superfluidity or magnetism.

Our main tool are quantum gases and in particular ultracold atoms in optical lattices.

  • One avenue of research is the creation and analysis of novel synthetic quantum matter, that is novel many-body systems with fascinating properties, for instance novel types of order. Examples include topological systems or many-body localisation.
  • Another direction is quantum simulation. Here we aim to study existing problems such as the physics of strongly-correlated materials, which are in general impossible to model using classical supercomputers. The main workhorse here is the implementation of bosonic and fermionic Hubbard models in our experiments.
  • In particular, we are often interested in the non-equilibrium dynamics of the above systems.

Please read on if you want to learn more about our research.

Please contact us if you are interested in working with us as an undergraduate (e.g. for an external Master's thesis) or graduate student or Postdoc!

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Quantum Walk on fractal

Jul 05, 2018

The first result from our brand-new setup on optical Quasicrystals is on the Arxiv.

Postdoc positions available

Jun 28, 2018

We are inviting applications for two Postdoc positions in the Many-Body Quantum Dynamics group.

K39 BEC

May 16, 2018

We achieved Bose-Eintein condensation of K39 atoms.

Lecture course on Quantum Simulations

Jan 19, 2018

Today our new lecture course on Quantum Simulations starts in Cambridge for the first time

Slow Dynamics near the Many-Body Localization Transition

Dec 31, 2017

We could observe the (critical) slowing down of the relaxation dynamics close to the MBL transition and our results were now published in PRL (1D) and PRX (2D).