Arbeitsgruppe Prof. Widera

Quantum Gases I

TimeThursday, 11:45 - 13:15
Lecture Hall



Tutorials / Exercises

There will be no tutorials/exercises offered

Active and regular participation

At the end of the lecture, an online mini test will approve regular and active participation.


Materials are accessible via the OLAT platform:



  • Introduction: Quantum aspects of many body systems, concepts and quantum effects (coherence, superfluidity, superconductivity)
  • Cooling and trapping of neutral atoms
  • Bose-Einstein condensation and properties
  • Optical lattices
  • Degenerate Fermi gases
  • Effect of dimensionality
  • Two-component gases
  • Applications



H. Metcalf, P. van der Straten. "Laser Cooling and Trapping", Springer (1999)

C. Pethick, H. Smith. "Bose-Einstein Condensation in Dilute Gases", Cambridge University Press (2008)

C. Salomon, G. Shlyapnikov, L. Cugliandolo. "Many-Body Physics with Ultracold Gases", Les Houches Lecture Notes 2010, Oxford University Press (2013)

W. Zwerger. "The BES-BCS Crossover and the Unitary Fermi Gas", Springer Lecture Notes 836, Springer (2012)

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