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Many-body Quantum Dynamics

Cavendish Laboratory
 
Read more at: Lecture course on Quantum Simulations
Lecture course on Quantum Simulations

Lecture course on Quantum Simulations

19 January 2018

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


Read more at: Slow Dynamics near the Many-Body Localization Transition
Slow Dynamics near the Many-Body Localization Transition

Slow Dynamics near the Many-Body Localization Transition

30 December 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).


Read more at: Floquet Heating in PRL
Floquet Heating in PRL

Floquet Heating in PRL

17 November 2017

Our latest work on Interaction Dependent Heating and Atom Loss in a Periodically Driven Optical Lattice has been published as an Editor's suggestion in PRL


Read more at: Proceeding on MBL published by Royal Society
Proceeding on MBL published by Royal Society

Proceeding on MBL published by Royal Society

9 November 2017

The proceedings of our Royal Society meeting on the Breakdown of ergodicity in quantum systems has been published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society and contains many excellent reviews on various aspects of Many-body localization (MBL).


Read more at: First BEC

First BEC

24 April 2017

We achieved Bose-Einstein condensation of Rb87 atoms.


Read more at: MBL in an Open Quantum System
MBL in an Open Quantum System

MBL in an Open Quantum System

22 March 2017

Our paper on Signatures of Many-Body Localization in a Controlled Open Quantum System has been published in PRX.


Read more at: EPSRC Programme Grant on out-of-equilibrium quantum systems started
EPSRC Programme Grant on out-of-equilibrium quantum systems started

EPSRC Programme Grant on out-of-equilibrium quantum systems started

22 March 2017

New programme grant on Designing out-of-equilibrium many-body quantum systems has started


Read more at: Royal Society meeting on Non-Ergodic Dynamics
Royal Society meeting on Non-Ergodic Dynamics

Royal Society meeting on Non-Ergodic Dynamics

5 February 2017

We are organising a Royal Society meeting on "Breakdown of ergodicity in quantum systems: from solids to synthetic matter"


Read more at: Postdoc positions available

Postdoc positions available

4 February 2017

We are currently advertising two PostDoc positions.


Read more at: ERC project Quasicrystal started
ERC project Quasicrystal started

ERC project Quasicrystal started

4 February 2017

Our new ERC project on creating an optical Quasicrystal has started.


Latest news

News & Views on first-order phase transition

31 March 2022

Bryce Gadway wrote a News & Views article for Nature Physics on our paper on Realizing Discontionuous Phase Transitrions. Check it out: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41567-022-01543-w

Towards quantum simulation of false vacuum decay

20 January 2022

In our lastest work we have used a resonantly driven optical lattice to turn the Mott transition into a first-order (discontinuous) transition. We were able to directly observe the associated hysteresis and metastability, where the system remains stuck in its original phase (the false vacuum) even though the ground state...

First AION collaboration workshop

11 November 2021

Finally, we were able to hold teh first in-person collaboration of the new AION collaboration, where we want to develop large scale atom interferometers. aion_collaboration_nov21_2mp.jpg

Postdoc positions Open

2 December 2020

Two new Postdoc positions available to work with us on experiments with ultracold atoms in and out of optical lattices. Application closes on 3/1/21.

Localisation paper published in PRL

13 November 2020

Our latest work on Observing localisation in a 2D quasicrystalline optical lattice was published today in PRL. Quasicrystals are long-range ordered but not periodic, representing an interesting middle ground between order and disorder. We experimentally and numerically study the localization transition in the ground state...