Macroscopic Quantum Systems

This semester will concentrate on the theoretical description of degenerate quantum gases (BEC) for experimentalists, and the connection of this description to what one observes in the lab. The lecture will be held by Prof. Dr. Jörg Schmiedmayer and Dr. Igor Mazets. Additional information can be found on TUWIS.

Schedule

  • Block 1: 02.03.2011, 14.15 – 16.30 (Introduction to BEC & Experimental techniques for achieving BEC)
  • Block 2: 09.03.2011, 14.15-16.30 (Interacting quantum gases: Introduction & Basic Theory)
  • Block 3: 06.04.2011, 14.15 – 17-45 (Dynamics of a quantum gas & Rotating quantum gases, Superfluidity and Vortices)
  • Block 4: 13.04.2011, 14.15 – 17.45 (Tunable Interactions & Degenerate Fermi gases)
  • Seminar, students’ talks: 04.05.2011, 14.15 – 17.45
    NB! List of papers to discuss on the seminar
  • Block 5: 01.06.2011, 14.15. – 17.45 (Low dimensional quantum gases & Coherence properties of BEC)
  • Block 6: 08.06.2011, 14.15 – 17.45 (Quantum coherence, tunneling & Optical lattices)
  • Exam: 15.06.2011, 14:15 – 17:45
    NB! List of papers for the exam

Lecture Notes:

Notes for Lecture 1, part 1 (PDF)
Notes for Lecture 1, part 2 (PDF)
Dynamics of BEC at T=0 (PDF)
Dynamics of a quantum gas (Powerpoint)
Coherence Properties of Degenerate Bosonic Gas (PDF)
Tunneling Phenomena in BEC (PDF)
Macroscopic Quantum Tunneling (PDF)