UConn Physics Colloquium

Bose-Einstein Condensation from a Few-Body Physics Point of View

Professor Chris H. Greene
Department of Physics and JILA
University of Colorado

While the modern day Bose-Einstein condensate is comprised of a large number of atoms, from a thousand to a million, the underlying physics is controlled by two-body and three-body interactions. For instance, the two-body scattering length determines the departure of the quantum gas from a noninteracting system, and moreover, the dominant loss processes are of a two-body or three-body nature. My colloquium will discuss some of the recent developments in BEC physics from this point of view, including spontaneous and stimulated three-body recombination, and oscillatory atom-molecule quantum beats in a condensate.

Friday, November 7, 2003
3:30 PM
Biology/Physics Building
Room BSP130

(Refreshments will be served immediately following the colloquium in the lobby outside the lecture hall)


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