Quantum Magnetism in Ultracold Atoms

TYPEConference
Organizer:D. Podolsky (Technion) & E. Altman (Weizma
Dates:15.05 - 20.05.2011
Time:All Day
Location:Lewiner Seminar Room (412)
Website:http://physics.technion.ac.il/~c...
Abstract:

Ultracold atoms trapped in optical lattices are providing a

new laboratory to study quantum magnetism in regimes not usually
accessible in materials.  The degeneracy in the hyperfine degree of
freedom in such systems allows for the creation of a variety of novel
quantum phases, including Bose-Einstein condensates that are magnetic
in nature, as well as SU(N) symmetric Fermi liquids.  This workshop
will focus on the potential of these systems as a new arena for
investigating unconventional quantum magnetism.