“Storm in a quantum droplet” - Physics Public Outreach Lecture
- Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 3:10pm to 4:00pm
- Strand Union Building, Procrastinator Theater - view map
Physics Public Outreach Lecture
“Storm in a quantum droplet”
Dr. Tyler Neely
School of Mathematics and Physics
The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Turbulence is the chaotic flow of eddies and whirlpools that occurs in a flowing fluid. It is a ubiquitous phenomenon, but the theoretical foundations remain poorly understood. By cooling a dilute gas of atoms to nearly absolute zero, researchers are able to produce a novel state of matter known as a Bose-Einstein condensate. Recent numerical studies have demonstrated a connection between two-dimensional turbulence in classical systems and these quantum systems. This lecture will focus on the ongoing experimental work in this field that seeks to connect quantum and classical turbulence.
Host: Rufus Cone
Dr. Neely is a candidate for a Physics Faculty Position. Please also note his Physics Colloquium at 4:30 on February 14, 2017.
Free and open to the public