Determining the mass and geometric phase of a superfluid vortex

  • Simula, Tapio (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Galitskiy, Victor (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Zwierlein, Martin (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project aims to determine the mass and geometric phase of topological vortex excitations in a superfluid gasof atoms. Topological excitations in quantum systems behave as particles and determining the mass andgeometric phase of these excitations is essential for understanding their dynamics. An understanding of thedynamics of topological excitations is critical for the development of future quantum technologies. The intended outcome of this project is to open a pathway for experimental observations that may solve the long standingvortex mass problem in superfluids. The new fundamental knowledge generated by this project could potentially be useful for developing future technologies based on topological quantum systems.
Effective start/end date1/01/1731/12/20


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$282,732.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$33,768.00
  • Monash University: A$20,630.00
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • University of Maryland, College Park