Taming, slowing and trapping atoms with light
Cold is quantum, Quantum is cool!
Multicolored lasers for a variety of different atoms
Keeping our eyes on the quantum
High technology for great science
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Welcome to the website of the Ultracold Quantum Gases group at the European Laboratory for Nonlinear Spectroscopy (LENS) and Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Florence (Italy). In our labs we use lasers and magnetic fields to produce the lowest temperatures of the Universe, just a few billionths of a degree above absolute zero...

At these temperatures, atoms stop moving and we can control them for a variety of different fundamental studies and applications. We can force atoms to arrange according to a periodic structure and simulate the behavior of crystalline solids and new materials. We can use the atoms as ultra-high accurate sensors to probe forces with the power of quantum mechanics. We can study how quantum particles combine together under the action of strong interactions and how superfluidity develops. We can use these ultracold atoms to process information and develop new quantum technologies.

Dress warmly and... follow us for this ultracold journey!

News

27.09.2016
Seminar by Isabella Fritsche:
From a Fermi-Fermi system to a Fermi-Bose system: current status of the Innsbruck experiment ,
h. 11.00 Querzoli room, LENS.
16.09.2016
Fermi Colloquim by Prof. Jun Ye:
Optical atomic clock and many-body quantum physics,
h. 11.30 Querzoli room, LENS.
14.09.2016
QuantumGases group meeting,
h. 9.15 Querzoli room, LENS.
07.09.2016
Seminar by Dr. Ziv Meir:
Dynamics of a single, ground-state cooled and trapped ion colliding with ultracold atoms: A micromotion tale,
h. 12.00 Querzoli room, LENS.
18.05.2016
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