The core of my research profile lies on the study of correlations in few-body atomic systems, i.e., systems with three or more atoms, relevant for ultracold quantum gases, e.g., Bose-Einstein condensates and Degenerate Fermi gases. Collisions involving few atoms can determine the stability/lifetime of ultracold gases and allow for the control of the interactions and the access of novel phases of the matter. Due to its extremely nonpertubative nature, few-body systems pose some of the greatest challenges facing theorists in various fields including atomic, molecular, particle and nuclear physics and chemistry. Strongly interacting few-body systems provide a quantum workhorse that permits us to study some of the deepest features of universal few-body physics, bringing forth the promise of a new level of control that might potentially provide ideas for exploring ultracold gases in exotic dynamical regimes
PHYS 7810 - Special Topics in Physics
Various topics not normally covered in the curriculum; offered intermittently depending on student demand and availability of instructors. May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours.