AMO Seminar: Victor Colussi, Infleqtion/ColdQuanta, “Few-Body Correlations in Strongly Interacting Quantum Gases”

Event time: 
Thursday, June 29, 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Sloane Physics Laboratory SPL, Room 51 See map
217 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Victor Colussi, Infleqtion/ColdQuanta
Event description: 

What happens when particles cease to become separate objects and begin to feel their surrounding neighbors? Understanding this transformation in the presence of strong correlations has remained a difficult question across many branches of physics. I will describe how this few-to-many body question arises in context of strongly interacting atomic Bose gases. Here the occurrence of the Efimov effect introduces an infinity of Borromean few-body bound states destabilizing the system while opening up the possibility of unusual quantum fluids with few-body origins.
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