Many-body physics with atomic Bose gases

  • Turner, Lincoln (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Porto, James (Partner Investigator (PI))

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Project Description

    Atomic Bose gases will be used to study the role of disorder and correlations in topological phase transitions of two-dimensional (2D) systems, i.e. many-body physics traditionally in the realm of condensed matter. We will study the Berezinskii Kosterlitz Thouless (BKT) superfluid phase transition in a 2D optically trapped, atomic Bose gas in the presence of controlled disorder. We will apply a rotating optical lattice to a 2D Bose gas, to simulate a 2D electron gas in the presence of a magnetic field, to study the physics of the integer and fractional quantum Hall effect. We will also develop an atomic magnetic resonance imaging technique in order to investigate the topological structures associated with these novel phase transitions.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date4/01/1030/06/13

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$450,000.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$18,000.00
    • Monash University