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
S. Laurent, M. Pierce, M. Delehaye,
T. Yefsah, F. Chevy, C. Salomon
Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 103402 (2017)
Analog simulation of Weyl particles with cold atoms
Daniel Suchet, Mihail Rabinovic, Thomas Reimann, Norman Kretschmar, Franz Sievers, Christophe Salomon, Johnathan Lau, Olga Goulko, Carlos Lobo, Frédéric Chevy
EPL 114, 26005 (2016)
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)
2017 - Master's Projects
Our group advertises two openings for experimental Master’s projects in the field of ultracold Fermi gases staring spring 2017. We are seeking students interested in quantum mechanics, optics and laser physics. We offer the possibility to work on several projects on three different apparatus.
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.
2017 - PhD
We have three openings for PhD positions on our quantum gas experiments, starting September 2017.