The project aims to investigate the interplay between pairing (superfluidity) and pattern formation (e.g. stripes) in
quasi-two-dimensional quantum systems. The close proximity of these phases is a recurring theme in layered
materials that could hold the key to understanding important phenomena such as high temperature
superconductivity. The novelty of the proposed research is to investigate these phases in dipolar gases, which
have recently been realised experimentally and provide a clean, controlled environment for novel many-body
phenomena. Within this setting, established theories of pairing will be tested and accurate descriptions of density
modulations developed, thus providing fundamental insights into strongly correlated systems.