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 1110 - General Physics 1
Three lect., one rec. per week, plus three evening exams in the fall and spring semesters. First semester of three-semester sequence for science and engineering students. Covers kinematics, dynamics, momentum of particles and rigid bodies, work and energy, gravitation, simple harmonic motion and introduction to thermodynamics. Degree credit not granted for this course and PHYS 1115.
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.