Humboldt Kolleg

Controlling quantum matter: From ultracold atoms to solids

July 29 - August 2, 2018, Vilnius, Lithuania

Supported by Alexander von Humboldt foundation

Public lecture by Nobel prize winner Wolfgang Ketterle

Chair: Lauriane Chomaz (Innsbruck University, Austria)

Place: Theater Hall of Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania

Date: August 1, 2018

Wolfgang Ketterle

Cooling close to absolute zero temperature: a recipe for discoveries

Why do physicists freeze matter to extremely low temperatures? Why is it worthwhile to cool to temperatures which are a billion times lower than that of interstellar space? In this talk, I will experimentally demonstrate phenomena at low temperature and discuss new forms of matter. Of special interest are superfluids which can flow without dissipation. Recently, we have observed a supersolid which is gaseous, liquid and solid at the same time.

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