- Research
- Introduction
- Facilities
- Research Groups
- Area of Excellence Project
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Centre of Theoretical & Computational Physics
- Experimental Condensed Matter Physics Group
- Experimental High Energy Particle Physics Group
- Experimental Nuclear Physics Group
- Material Science Group
- Quantum Computing and Information Theory
- Theoretical Atomic Physics and Degenerate Quantum Gases
- Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics Group
- Publications
- Prof. W. Yao and Prof. X.D. Cui’s paper titled ‘Valley polarization in MoS_{2} monolayers by optical pumping’ was highlighted in Ars Technica.
Highlight in Ars Technica
Theoretical Atomic Physics and Degenerate Quantum Gases
People
Academic staff |
Research staff |
Students |
Dr. Shizhong ZHANG |
Ms. Shanshan DING |
Mr. Johnson Chung Shun CHAN (PhD) |
Research Activities
Ultra-cold atomic gases have emerged as a multi-disciplinary subject that is at the interface of modern atomic and molecular physics, quantum optics and condensed matter physics. It proves to be an excellent laboratory for investigating strongly interacting quantum many-body systems and in particular correlated quantum phases and phase transitions. Current topics of interest include strongly interacting two-component Fermi gases and BEC-BCS crossover, synthetic gauge fields and spin-orbit couplings in atomic gases, novel mixtures of bosons and fermions.
Some Representative Publications
Dr. S.Z. Zhang
- "Evidence for Universal Relations Describing a Gas with p-Wave Interactions", C. Luciuk, S. Trotzky, S. Smale, Z. Yu, S. Zhang, and J. H. Thywissen, Nature Physics, 6, 599-605 (2016)
- "Universal Relations for a Fermi Gas Close to a p-Wave Interaction Resonance", Z.H. Yu, J.H. Thywissen, S.Z. Zhang, Physical Review Letters, 115, 135304:1-5 (2015)
- “Transverse Demagnetization Dynamics of a Unitary Fermi Gas”, A.B. Bardon, S. Beattie, C. Luciuk, W. Cairncross, D. Fine, N.S. Cheng, G.J.A. Edge, E. Taylor, S.Z. Zhang, S. Trotzky, J.H. Thywissen, Science, 344, 722-724 (2014)
- “Theory of quantum oscillations in the vortex-liquid state of high-T_{c} superconductors”,S. Banerjee, S.Z. Zhang, M. Randeria, Nature Communications, 4, 1700:1-7 (2013)
- "Bose-Einstein condensates with spin-orbit interaction", T.L. Ho and S.Z. Zhang, Physics Review Letter, 107, 150403 (2011)
- "BEC-BCS crossover induced by a synthetic non-abelian gauge field", J.P. Vyasanakere, S.Z. Zhang and V. Shenoy, Physics Review B, 84, 014512 (2011)
- "Atom loss maximum in ultracold Fermi gases", S.Z. Zhang and T.L. Ho, New Journal of Physics, 13, 055003 (2011)
- "Universal properties of the ultracold Fermi gas", S.Z. Zhang and A.J. Leggett, Physics Review A, 79, 023601 (2009)