IAS Distinguished Lecture

Strongly Interacting Quantum Gases: Overview and Issues


Quantum gases with strong interaction is among the most intensely studied topics in cold atom research today. The maximum scattering in this system gives rise to a robust fermion superfluid with the highest Tc/Tf ratio (Tc/Tf ~0.2) of all known substance, where Tc and Tf are superfluid transition temperature and Fermi temperature respectively. Strong interaction effects also make the system scale invariance, a property that connects quantum gases to nuclear and high energy physics. In this talk, the speaker will discuss the current developments, the new conceptual advances, and the open question in this area.

About the speaker

Prof. Jason Ho is a theoretical physicist in condensed matter physics. His research covers the field of quantum fluids, quasi-crystals, quantum Hall effects, and quantum gases. He received his undergraduate education at Chinese University of Hong Kong, and graduate education at Cornell University. He joined the faculty of the Ohio State University in 1983 and is currently a Distinguished Professor of Mathematical and Physical Sciences. He has served on many advisory and review committees of the funding agencies of the United States, Canada, and Australia. He was also a board member of Aspen Center for Physics for ten years. He is a Fellow of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a Fellow of American Physical Society, and a Fellow of John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. In 2008, he was awarded the Lars Onsager Prize of American Physical Society for his contributions and leadership in cold atom physics.

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