QUANTUM PHYSICS WITH ATOMS AND IONSPhD School of Physics
University of Padova, 20232024
Lecturer:
Luca Salasnich

Description
The course gives an introduction to quantum phenomena with atoms and ions
(and also superconductors) which are currently under intensive investigations:
BoseEinstein condensation, topological quantum states, macroscopic quantum
tunneling and Josephson effect, and BCSBEC crossover.
Both experimental and theoretical methods and
techniques will be discussed and analyzed. Some lectures
will be given by Prof. Francesco Minardi (Univ. of Bologna).

Syllabus
1. BoseEinstein condensation with ultracold alkalimetal atoms (4 h).
Slides
Suggested books
[b1] L. Salasnich, Quantum Physics of Light and Matter,
sections 6.3, 6.6, 7.27.8, 8.28.4 (Springer, 2017).
