ULTRACOLD FERMI GASES
Our group studies the physics of ultracold Fermi gases in a regime where the interplay between interactions and quantum statistics gives rise to strong correlations between particles. At low temperature, the collective behavior of these interacting particles leads to dramatic effects, such as superfluidity, the analog for neutral particles of superconductivity. While strongly correlated Fermi systems are ubiquitous in Nature and modern materials, they are notoriously difficult to tackle theoretically. Our experiments provide quantum simulators of generic or unconventional Hamiltonians where precision measurements of static and dynamic properties are accessible. The combination of our experimental and theoretical expertise aims at improving our understanding of strongly correlated quantum matter. This research lies at an interesting interface between atomic physics, condensed matter, and particle physics.
News and Events
LITHIUM III enters its brand new homeThe lithium III team has moved into a brand new lab and office space!
Master's Projects 2017We have two opennings for Master’s intership on our quantum gas experiments. Start this spring!
Paper Published in PRLOur recent work from the Lithium Lab published in Physical Review Letters
Master 2 Internships 2018Linked to PhD positions! We have two opennings for Master 2 Internships on our quantum gas experiments. Join us this spring !
Radio InterviewFrederic Chevy was invited on France Culture radio station to give his insight on ultracold atoms and Bose-Einstein Condensate.
Christophe at the French Academy of ScienceChristophe Salomon has been elected member of the prestigeous French Academy of Science. We are proud to work with you Christophe!
Open Postdoc PositionOur group advertises an open Postdoc position on Lithium III. The project is funded by an ERC grant.
Tarik receives the Branly PrizeThe Branly Prize rewards a young experimental physicist for early career achievements in the field of waves and optics. Congratulations to Tarik and his co-awardee Antonin EDDI.
Les Houches school on ultracold fermionsLectures on ultracold fermions on Les Houches Youtube channel
S. Laurent, M. Pierce, M. Delehaye,
T. Yefsah, F. Chevy, C. Salomon
Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 103402 (2017)
The interaction-sensitive states of a trapped two-component ideal Fermi gas and application to the virial expansion of the unitary Fermi gas
S. Endo, Y. Castin
J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 49, 265301 (2016)
2019 - Master's Projects
Duration: 6 months to 1 year
Our group advertises two openings for experimental Master’s projects starting september 2019. We are seeking students interested in quantum mechanics, optics and laser physics.
We encourage early applications in order to ensure lodging at ENS housing, which are within 15 minutes commuting time from the lab location.
These positions come with a monthly stipend that covers lodging at ENS housing and part of living expenses.
on ERC Funded Project
Our group advertises an open Postdoc position on our new Lithium machine. We are looking for highly motivated candidates with experimental AMO background and leadership skills to work with us on single-atom microscopy of bulk Fermi gases. This project is funed by an ERC grant running until 2022.