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Quantum Gases Beyond Equilibrium

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 267159

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2011

  • End date

    31 January 2016

Funded under:

FP7-IDEAS-ERC

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 638 560

  • EU contribution

    € 1 638 560

Hosted by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

Italy

Objective

The physics of systems out of equilibrium represents a fascinating chapter of science, with many unsolved problems and unexplored issues. Quantum gases are particularly well suited to investigate non-equilibrium phenomena, because the key parameters of the problem (scattering length, trapping conditions, etc.) can be varied in a well controlled manner. They also offer unique opportunities to perform experimental measurements with high precision. This project aims to theoretically explore novel dynamic and transport properties of quantum gases at both finite and zero temperature, with special emphasis on the effects of quantum statistics, superfluidity and the role of interactions. The major goal is to achieve a deeper understanding of several fundamental issues: the universal properties exhibited by dilute quantum gases; the role of viscosity in non-uniform configurations; the applicability of quantum Monte Carlo techniques to explore the dynamics and transport properties of Bose and Fermi gases; the concept of superfluidity in systems far from equilibrium; the motion of impurities embedded in quantum baths, their interaction and the consequences on the dynamic behaviour; the collective excitations exhibited by novel quantum phases like binary mixtures of quantum gases and dipolar atomic and molecular gases; the effects of disorder; the condensed matter analogues of gravitational physics; the study of self-trapping and Josephson oscillations in superfluid Bose and Fermi gases. An important motivation of the project is to identify questions of broad interest which might be relevant also beyond the realm of quantum gases, as well as to develop advanced theoretical approaches to challenging problems of statistical mechanics and many-body physics.

Principal Investigator

Sandro Stringari (Prof.)

Host institution

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

Address

Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 638 560

Principal Investigator

Sandro Stringari (Prof.)

Administrative Contact

Vanessa Ravagni (Ms.)

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 1 638 560

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 267159

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2011

  • End date

    31 January 2016

Funded under:

FP7-IDEAS-ERC

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 638 560

  • EU contribution

    € 1 638 560

Hosted by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

Italy