Atom Number Jumps in Ultracold Clouds - Observing Fluctuations in Bose-einstein Condensates

PhD defence, Tuesday 11 September 2018, Mick Althoff Kristensen.

2018.09.11 | Trine Berndt Turtiainen Scheelke

Mick Althoff Kristensen

During his studies, Mick Althoff Kristensen has studied atom clouds cooled to ultra low temperatures. When a cloud of atoms is cooled to the lowest temperatures found anywhere in the universe, their quantum mechanical nature reveals itself. A prime example is the Bose-Einstein condensate, where the atoms accumulate in the quantum mechanical ground state and form a single large quantum object. Mick Althoff Kristensen has developed the most stable source of Bose-Einstein condensates, which has allowed him to study how atoms jump in and out of the condensate.

The PhD degree was completed at Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ny Munkegade 120, Aarhus University, 8000 Aarhus C

This résumé was prepared by the PhD student

Time: Tuesday 11 September 2018 at 14.00
Place:  Building 1525, room 626, Det Skæve Rum, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ny Munkegade 120, Aarhus University, 8000 Aarhus C.

Title of PhD thesis:
Atom number fluctuations in Bose-Einstein condensates
Contact information: Mick Althoff Kristensen, e-mail: mick@phys.au.dk, tel.; +4528765743
Members of the assessment committee:
CNR researcher Gabriele Ferrari, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica Trento, Italy
Researcher at CNRS Fabrice Gerbier, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, Institut de Physique du Collège de France
Associate Professor Alberto Imparato (chair), Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University
Main supervisor:

Associate Professor Jan Arlt, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University
Co-supervisor:

Professor with Special Responsibilities Jacob Friis Sherson, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University
Language: The PhD thesis will be defended in English

The defence is public.

The dissertation is available for reading at the Graduate School of Science and Technology/GSST,
Ny Munkegade 120, building 1520, rooms 128-134, 8000 Aarhus C.

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