LKB - Bose-Einstein condensates



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Sylvain Nascimbene

Assistant professor at Ecole Normale Supérieure

Short CV

  • From 2011: assistant professor at Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
    Researcher at laboratoire Kastler Brossel, group Bose-Einstein condensates, Collège de France, Paris
  • 2010-2011: post-doctorat fellow at Max Planck Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching, Germany (group of I. Bloch)
  • 2006-2010: PhD under the supervision of C. Salomon and F. Chevy, Thermodynamics of ultracold Fermi gases (.pdf), Ecole Normale Supérieure, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, Paris


Main topic: ultracold quantum gases

Ongoing projects :

  • Ultracold Dysprosium gases (Dysprosium experiment)
  • Two-dimensional Bose gases (Rubidium experiment)


Teaching ressources can be accessed here.


  1. M. Aidelsburger, S. Nascimbene, N. Goldman
    Artificial gauge fields in materials and engineered systems
    arXiv:1710.00851 (2017)
  2. Laura Corman, Jean-Loup Ville, Raphaël Saint-Jalm, Monika Aidelsburger, Tom Bienaimé, Sylvain Nascimbene, Jean Dalibard, Jérôme Beugnon
    Transmission of near-resonant light through a dense slab of cold atoms
    Phys. Rev. A 96, 053629 (2017) .pdf
  3. M. Aidelsburger, J. L. Ville, R. Saint-Jalm, S. Nascimbene, J. Dalibard, J. Beugnon
    Relaxation dynamics in the merging of N independent condensates
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 190403 (2017) .pdf
  4. J.L. Ville, T. Bienaimé, R. Saint-Jalm, L. Corman, M. Aidelsburger, L. Chomaz, K. Kleinlein, D. Perconte, S. Nascimbene, J. Dalibard, J. Beugnon
    Loading and compression of a single two-dimensional Bose gas in an optical accordion
    Phys. Rev. A 95, 013632 (2017) .pdf
  5. H. Li, J.-F. Wyart, O. Dulieu, S. Nascimbene, M. Lepers
    Optical trapping of ultracold dysprosium atoms: transition probabilities, dynamic dipole polarizabilities and van der Waals C6 coefficients
    J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 50, 014005 (2017) .pdf
  6. D. Dreon, L. A. Sidorenkov, C. Bouazza, W. Maineult, J. Dalibard, S. Nascimbene
    Optical cooling and trapping of highly magnetic atoms: The benefits of a spontaneous spin polarization
    J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 50, 065005 (2017) .pdf
  7. J. Zhang, J. Beugnon, S. Nascimbene
    Creating fractional quantum Hall states with atomic clusters using light-assisted insertion of angular momentum
    Phys. Rev. A 94, 043610 (2016) .pdf
  8. S. Nascimbene, N. Goldman, N. R. Cooper, J. Dalibard
    Dynamic optical lattices of sub-wavelength spacing for ultracold atoms
    Physical Review Letters 115, 140401 (2015) .pdf
  9. L. Chomaz, L. Corman, T. Bienaimé, R. Desbuquois, C.Weitenberg, S. Nascimbene, J. Beugnon, J. Dalibard
    Emergence of coherence via transverse condensation in a uniform quasi-two-dimensional Bose gas
    Nature Communications 6, 6162 (2015) .pdf
  10. M. Aidelsburger, M. Lohse, C. Schweizer, M. Atala, J. T. Barreiro, S. Nascimbene, N. R. Cooper, I. Bloch, N. Goldman
    Measuring the Chern number of Hofstadter bands with ultracold bosonic atoms
    Nature Physics 11, 162 (2015) .pdf
  11. L. Corman, L. Chomaz, T. Bienaimé, R. Desbuquois, C. Weitenberg, S. Nascimbene, J. Dalibard, J. Beugnon
    Quench-induced supercurrents in an annular Bose gas
    Physical Review Letters 113, 135302 (2014) .pdf
  12. R. Desbuquois, T. Yefsah, L. Chomaz, C. Weitenberg, L. Corman, S. Nascimbene, J. Dalibard
    Determination of Scale-Invariant Equations of State without Fitting Parameters: Application to the Two-Dimensional Bose Gas Across the Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless Transition
    Physical Review Letters 113, 020404 (2014) .pdf
  13. N. Navon, S. Nascimbene, X. Leyronas, F. Chevy, C. Salomon
    Condensation energy of a spin-1/2 strongly interacting Fermi gas
    Phys. Rev. A 88, 063614 (2013) .pdf
  14. M. Aidelsburger, M. Atala, S. Nascimbene, S. Trotzky, Y.-A. Chen, I. Bloch
    Experimental realization of strong effective magnetic fields in optical superlattice potentials
    Applied Physics B 113, 1 (2013) .pdf
  15. S. Nascimbene
    Realizing one-dimensional topological superfluids with ultracold atomic gases
    Journal of Physics B 46, 134005 (2013) .pdf
  16. S. Nascimbene, Y.-A. Chen, M. Atala, M. Aidelsburger, S. Trotzky, B. Paredes, I. Bloch
    Experimental realization of plaquette resonating valence bond states with ultracold atoms in optical superlattices
    Physical Review Letters 108, 255301 (2012) .pdf
  17. I. Bloch, J. Dalibard, S. Nascimbene
    Quantum simulation with ultracold quantum gases
    Nature Physics 8, 267 (2012) .pdf
  18. M. Aidelsburger, M. Atala, S. Nascimbene, S. Trotzky, Y.-A. Chen, I. Bloch
    Experimental realization of strong effective magnetic fields in an optical lattice
    Physical Review Letters 107, 255301 (2011) .pdf
  19. Y.-A. Chen, S. Nascimbene, M. Aidelsburger, M. Atala, S. Trotzky, I. Bloch
    Controlling correlated tunneling and superexchange interactions with AC-driven optical lattices
    Physical Review Letters 107, 210405 (2011) .pdf
  20. S. Nascimbene, N. Navon, S. Pilati, F. Chevy, S. Giorgini, A. Georges, C. Salomon
    Fermi-Liquid Behavior of the Normal Phase of a Strongly Interacting Gas of Cold Atoms
    Physical Review Letters 106, 215303 (2011) .pdf
  21. S. Nascimbene, N. Navon, F. Chevy, C. Salomon
    The Equation of State of Bose and Fermi gases: a few examples
    New Journal of Physics 12, 103026 (2010) .pdf
  22. N. Navon, S. Nascimbene, F. Chevy, C. Salomon
    The Equation of State of a Low-Temperature Fermi Gas with Tunable Interactions
    Science 328, 729 (2010) .pdf
  23. S. Nascimbene, N. Navon, K. Jiang, F. Chevy, C. Salomon
    Exploring the Thermodynamics of a Universal Fermi Gas
    Nature 463, 1059 (2010) .pdf
  24. S. Nascimbene, N. Navon, K. Jiang, L. Tarruell, M. Teichmann, J. McKeever, F. Chevy, C. Salomon
    Collective Oscillations of an Imbalanced Fermi Gas: Axial Compression Modes and Polaron Effective Mass
    Physical Review Letters 103, 170402 (2009) .pdf
  25. F. Werner, G. Beaume, A. Hobeika, S. Nascimbène, C. Herrmann, F. Caupin, S. Balibar
    Liquid Helium up to 163 Bar
    Journal of Low Temperature Physics 136, 93 (2004) .pdf