Superfluid to Mott Insulator Quantum Phase Transition in a Permanent
Centre for Atom Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy,
Swinburne University of Technology
3:30 pm Friday, 22 February 2008, EN101
(Ground Floor, EN Building), Hawthorn.
The study of ultracold
atoms and Bose-Einstein condensates in periodic lattice structures
is currently one of the frontier topics in atomic and condensed
matter physics. This talk describes a study of the dynamics of quantum
phase transitions, such as the famous superfluid to Mott insulator
transition, for ultracold atoms and Bose-Einstein condensates in
a novel type of magnetic lattice using quantum phase space theoretical
methods. The work could have applications for future quantum computers.
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