Two electrons are better than one... In the Yb lab we produce Bose-Einstein condensates and degenerate Fermi gases of ytterbium atoms. These atoms offer metastable electronic states, ultranarrow clock transitions, multicomponent fermions with SU(N) interactions: a whole range of experimental tools that allow new possibilities for quantum simulation and quantum information processing.

"Best PhD thesis" award to Lorenzo!

Lorenzo Francesco Livi has been awarded with a prize from Florence University Press for the best PhD thesis discussed in 2018 at University of Florence among all the scientific disciplines. The prize will consist in the publication of the thesis, titled "New quantum simulations with ultracold Ytterbium gases", by Florence University Press. The diploma has been given to Lorenzo by Prof. Luigi Dei, Rector of the University of Florence, in a public ceremony. Congratulations!

Lorenzo Francesco Livi
New quantum simulations with ultracold Ytterbium gases
PhD thesis - University of Firenze (2018)

Yb people

Daniele Tusi
PhD student
Lorenzo Franchi
Postdoctoral fellow
Tianwei Zhou
Postdoctoral fellow
Rafael Emilio Barfknecht
Postdoctoral fellow
Giacomo Cappellini
Scientific staff
Jacopo Catani
Scientific staff
Massimo Inguscio
Scientific staff
Leonardo Fallani
Scientific staff
Former members:
Daniel Benedicto Orenes
Giovanni Giusfredi
Jonathan T. Green
Lorenzo Livi
Pietro Lombardi
Marco Mancini
Pablo Cancio Pastor
Guido Pagano
Florian Schäfer
Carlo Sias

Yb contacts

For further information, request of material, job opportunities, please contact:

Leonardo Fallani
(fallani@lens.unifi.it)

Yb funding

ERC CoG TOPSIM
QUANTERA QTFLAG
INFN FISh