An ultracold gas plus an ion! In our project, we plan to realize a new-generation atom-ion machine in order to realize new quantum simulations of a many-body system in the presence of one or more localized impurities. With this setup, we plan to investigate fundamental atom-ion interactions in the ultracold regime, and to use these controlled interactions to realize a platform for investigating out-of-equilibrium quantum systems and quantum thermodynamics.

Ion charged on ERC!

Carlo Sias has been awarded with an ERC Starting Grant! The title of the project is "PlusOne: An ultracold gas plus one ion: advancing Quantum Simulations of in- and out-of-equilibrium many-body physics”. Congratulations!

Ba+/Li people

Naoto Mizukami
PhD student
Federico Berto
PhD student
Lucia Duca
Postdoctoral fellow
Massimo Inguscio
Scientific staff
Carlo Sias
Scientific staff
Former members:
Amelia Detti
Elia Perego

Ba+/Li contacts

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Carlo Sias

Ba+/Li funding