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A model with a Bose-Einstein Quantum Phase Transition.

Mathematical Physics & Probability

Speaker: Jan Philip Solovej, U Copenhagen
Location: 693 Kerr
Start time: Tue, May 25 2004, 3:10PM

In recent experiments it has been seen that Bose-Einstein condensation can be turned on and off by an external periodic potential. As the potential strength is increased the system changes from a Bose-Einstein condensate to a Mott-insulator. I will discuss these concepts in a model of a hard core bose gas on a lattice, where the phenomenon can be rigorously proved.

This will be a great talk!