Dilute Quantum Gases

Series: 
Math Physics Seminar
Monday, January 12, 2009 - 15:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 269
,  
Princeton University
Organizer: 
We present an overview of mathematical results on the low temperature properties of dilute quantum gases, which have been obtained in the past few years. The discussion includes, for instance, results on the free energy in the thermodynamic limit, and on Bose-Einstein condensation, Superfluidity and quantized vortices in trapped gases. All these properties are intensely being studied in current experiments on cold atomic gases. We will give a brief description of the mathematics involved in understanding these phenomena, starting from the underlying many-body Schroedinger equation.