Physics Colloquium - Quantum Magnetism with Ultracold Atoms

Event Date: 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 4:00pm

Event Location: 

  • Broida 1640

Speaker:

Randall Hulet

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rice University

 

Abstract:

Ultracold atoms on optical lattices form a versatile platform for studying many-body physics, with the potential of addressing some of the most important issues in strongly correlated matter. In this talk, I will present experimental results on the characterization of the BEC-BCS crossover with ultracold atoms, the phases of a spin-polarized Fermi gas in one and three dimensions, and finally the detection of anti-ferromagnetic order in the three-dimensional Hubbard model, one of the paradigm models of strongly correlated physics.