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Condensed Matter Seminars
| Condensed Matter
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Physics Building, Room 204
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[Host: Paul Fendley]
"Phase ordering in atomic gases"
The ordering of matter into different phases is a central
preoccupation of many areas of physics, from condensed matter to
cosmology. Hand in hand with the existence of different phases
goes the question of which dynamical processes are responsible for =
formation, which may be equally important in determining what is
observed in a given situation. Recent experimental advances in the
creation of degenerate atomic gases have begun to realize the
prospect of a rich variety of new phases in atomic matter, involving
the hyperfine degrees of freedom, mixtures of different species, or
spatial order on optical lattices. With each new phase comes the
issue of how that phase will appear under laboratory
In this talk I'll discuss the theoretical treatment of phase ordering =
several recent experiments, and the possibility of observing new
dynamical phenomena in the future.
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