From ultracold fermionic atoms to molecules - Prospects for novel physics
Professor Georgy Shlyapnikov, University of Paris
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.