Tuesday, June 5th: How to simulate new forms of matter with ultracold atoms

Event Date: 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 4:00pm

Event Location: 

  • KITP Main Seminar Room
  • Physics Colloquium

The properties of ultracold atoms can be profoundly modified with the help of laser beams. They can couple spin and motion and turn a Bose-Einstein condensate into a supersolid.  A powerful method is periodic modulation of potentials (Floquet engineering).  I will illustrate this method by showing how a modulated magnetic field can endow radiofrequency photons with recoil momentum.

Wolfgang Ketterle, MIT