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Many-body Quantum Dynamics

Cavendish Laboratory
 
Read more at: Bloch state tomography using Wilson lines
Bloch state tomography using Wilson lines

Bloch state tomography using Wilson lines

30 May 2016

Our paper on exploring the geometric structure of energy bands using a strong force dynamics has been published in Science.


Read more at: Dimensional crossover of MBL published in PRL
Dimensional crossover of MBL published in PRL

Dimensional crossover of MBL published in PRL

18 April 2016

Our paper on the dimensional crossover of Many-body localization was published as an Editor's suggestion in PRL. In this work we could show that individual localized systems can-when coupled together-start to act as a bath for themselves and restore ergodic behavior.


Read more at: Many-body group featured in CavMag

Many-body group featured in CavMag

15 March 2016

Cavmag: News from the Cavendish Laboratory.


Read more at: Dynamical Quasicondensation of Hard-Core Bosons at Finite Momenta
Dynamical Quasicondensation of Hard-Core Bosons at Finite Momenta

Dynamical Quasicondensation of Hard-Core Bosons at Finite Momenta

22 October 2015

Our paper on the emergence of coherence far from equilibrium was published in PRL (PRL 115, 175301) and has an accompanying viewpoint in Physics.


Read more at: Quantum Matter Stuck in Unrest
Quantum Matter Stuck in Unrest

Quantum Matter Stuck in Unrest

14 August 2015

We have observed a novel state of matter that, despite being interacting, never thermalizes. In this Many-Body Localized State, the Quantum Matter is literally stuck in unrest: Science 349, 842 (2015)


Read more at: Aharonov-Bohm paper highlighted

Aharonov-Bohm paper highlighted

17 June 2015

Our paper "An Aharonov-Bohm interferometer for determining Boch band topology" Science 347, 288 (2015) has been highlighted in the Journal Club for Condensed Matter Physics.


Read more at: Dynamical Quasicondensation of Hard-Core Bosons at Finite Momenta

Dynamical Quasicondensation of Hard-Core Bosons at Finite Momenta

25 May 2015

Dynamical Quasicondensation of Hard-Core Bosons at Finite Momenta


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...