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Atomic Physics Seminars
Atomic
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
5:00 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
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Ashton Bradley
[Host: Olivier Pfister]
Queensland
"Theory and applications of the truncated Wigner method for ultracold Bose gases"

ABSTRACT:
Following the great success of mean field theory in describing trapped
BoseEinstein condensates, there has recently been much interest in also
including thermal and spontaneous processes which are not present in the
mean field description. One way to do this involves using phase space
methods which were developed in quantum optics to similarly extend the
mean field theory of lasers.
This talk will present an overview of theory and applications of the
truncated Wigner method to ultracold Bose gas physics. We will cover
the formal basis for the method, its connections to classical field
methods and exact phase space methods, and discuss recent applications
to a number of systems of experimental interest.




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