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Speaker: Igor Lesanovsky, School of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Nottingham, UK

Title: Out-of-equilibrium structures in strongly interacting atomic gases

Time: Fri, June 6, 2014, 12:30

Place: bldg 28, room 2.123

The most recent generation of cold atom experiments uses atoms in Rydberg states to explore many-body phenomena. In this talk I will focus on the non-equilibrium dynamics of such systems where non-trivial behaviour is generated by the competition between coherent laser excitation, dissipation and the strong interaction between Rydberg atoms. I will discuss the relaxation of Rydberg lattice gases, showing that it is hierarchical and strongly correlated. This establishes a connection to kinetically constrained systems that are used in soft condensed matter physics as models for the description of glassy phenomena.
Igor Lesanovsky, Juan P. Garrahan: arXiv:1402.2126; Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 215305 (2013)

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