Research in Ultra-Cold Atomic Gases

Quantum critical points

In the past ten years a new field of physics has emerged due to the ability to cool atoms down to billionths of a degree above absolute zero. The resulting quantum gas is a new type of correlated system but offers a degree of control and variety that has not been possible in electron fluids or liquid helium. The Birmingham theory group is a leader in this field, particularly in the area of rotating Bose condensates.

We offer PhDs in this area and more.