FOR 801 Annual Workshop 2012
Unit 801 is a collaboration of experimental groups in
Hamburg, Mainz and Munich and theoretical groups
Frankfurt and Munich. We investigate degenerate gases, in
particular spinor gases and Bose-Fermi and Fermi-Fermi mixtures, both
with and without optical lattices.
Strong correlations have been studied for many decades,
particularly in condensed matter and nuclear physics. They play a
crucial role in understanding complex phenomena like superconductivity,
metal-insulator transitions or the excitation spectra of nuclei.
Building on the achievement of Bose-Einstein-Condensation (BEC) and
degenerate Fermi gases in ultracold atomic vapors, strong correlation
phenomena have recently been shown to appear even in such dilute gases.
This has opened a new chapter in atomic and molecular physics, where
interactions rather than single particle physics are at center stage.
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