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From ultracold fermionic atoms to molecules - Prospects for novel physics

Professor Georgy Shlyapnikov, University of Paris

Date:  November 10, 2010   10:30 

Place: Seminarraum 348 / 349, Fakultät für Physik der LMU München, Theresienstr. 37, 80333 München

I will give an overview of the studies of strongly interacting atomic fermions, emphasizing the creation of the strongly interacting (unitarity) regime and the creation of long-lived (highly-excited) weakly bound bosonic molecules and their Bose-Einstein condensation. I will then focus on novel physics expected for ultracold fermionic polar molecules, such as KRb molecules recently created in experiments at JILA. I will describe possibilities for the creation of topological Px+iPy phase, which is promising for quantum information processing. Another issue will be an interlayer superfluidity and related peculiar BCS-BEC crossover.