Quantum Mechanics in One Dimension – How Do Tiny Cold Particles Behave in One Dimension?

PhD defence, Friday 22 September 2017. Amin Salami Dehkharghani.

2017.09.22 | Karen Konradi

Amin Salami Dehkharghani

Illustration of particles confined in a one-dimensional trap, where particles can only exchange position by going through each other.

During his studies, Amin Salami Dehkharghani has analyzed and solved one-dimensional few- and many-body interacting quantum systems trapped in a harmonic potential. Closely followed by some of the state-of-the-art experiments, Amin has both derived analytical models and implemented numerical calculations. These models have reproduced some of the recent experimental results and given even further insight to the exotic physics that the particles show in one dimension.

Consequently, the new research findings form a solid foundation for interacting quantum particles in one dimension. Furthermore, the derived models give an important understanding of how materials in nature are built, and how one can exploit this information in future quantum technologies such as nanowires and nanotubes.


The PhD degree was completed at the Institute of Physics and Astronomy, Science and Technology, Aarhus University.

This résumé was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Friday 22 September 2017 at 13.15
Place: Building 1525, room 626, Fysik Auditorium, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University
Title of dissertation: One Dimensional Quantum Physics – From Few to Many Particles
Contact information: Amin Salami Dehkharghani, e-mail: amin@phys.au.dk, tel.: +45 60 65 65 83
Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Jens Braun, Institute für Kernephysik, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Professor Leonardo Fallani, Physics Department, University of Florence, Italy
Professor Karsten Riisager (chair), Institute of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University
Main supervisor:
Professor Nikolaj T. Zinner, Institute of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University
Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defense 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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