Many-Body Physics with Ultracold Gases: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 94…

Hardcover | January 6, 2013

EditorChristophe Salomon, Georgy V. Shlyapnikov, Leticia F. Cugliandolo

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This book gathers the lecture notes of courses given at the 2010 summer school in theoretical physics in Les Houches, France, Session XCIV. Written in a pedagogical style, this volume illustrates how the field of quantum gases has flourished at the interface between atomic physics and quantumoptics, condensed matter physics, nuclear and high-energy physics, non-linear physics and quantum information. The physics of correlated atoms in optical lattices is covered from both theoretical and experimental perspectives, including the Bose and Fermi Hubbard models, and the description of the Mott transition. Few-body physics with cold atoms has made spectacular progress and exact solutions for 3-bodyand 4-body problems have been obtained. The remarkable collisional stability of weakly bound molecules is at the core of the studies of molecular BEC regimes in Fermi gases. Entanglement in quantum many-body systems is introduced and is a key issue for quantum information processing. Rapidlyrotating quantum gases and optically induced gauge fields establish a remarkable connection with the fractional quantum Hall effect for electrons in semiconductors. Dipolar quantum gases with long range and anisotropic interaction lead to new quantum degenerate regimes in atoms with large magnetic moments, or electrically aligned polar molecules. Experiments with ultracold fermions show how quantum gases serve as 'quantum simulators' of complex condensedmatter systems through measurements of the equation of state. Similarly, the recent observation of Anderson localization of matter waves in a disordered optical potential makes a fruitful link with the behaviour of electrons in disordered systems.

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This book gathers the lecture notes of courses given at the 2010 summer school in theoretical physics in Les Houches, France, Session XCIV. Written in a pedagogical style, this volume illustrates how the field of quantum gases has flourished at the interface between atomic physics and quantumoptics, condensed matter physics, nuclear an...

Christophe Salomon is research Director at CNRS and he currently performs his research at Laboratoire Kastler Brossel belonging to the Physics Department of the Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS) in Paris, France. Leticia F. Cugliandolo is Professor at Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, France. She got her PhD in Physics from Universidad N...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.98 inPublished:January 6, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Antoine Georges and Thierry Giamarchi: Strongly correlated bosons and fermions in optical lattices2. Immanuel Bloch: Ultracold Atoms in Optical Lattices3. Dmitry S. Petrov: Few-atom problem4. Ignacio Cirac: Entanglement in many-body quantum systems5. Nigel R. Cooper: Quantum Hall States of Ultracold Atomic Gases6. Luis Santos: Theory of dipolar gases7. Deborah S. Jin and Jun Ye: Ultracold Polar Molecules8. Frederic Chevy: Ultra-cold Fermi gases as quantum simulators of condensed matter physics9. David Pekker and Eugene Demler: Competing instabilities in quench experiments with ultracold Fermi gases near a Feshbach resonance10. Alain Aspect: Anderson localization of ultra-cold atoms in a laser speckle