What can we do with a quantum liquid?

  • 时 间:2017年6月29日(星期四)14:30 – 15:30
  • 地 点:玉泉校区邵逸夫科学馆 117报告厅

Quantum liquids are physical systems which display the effects not only of quantum mechanics but also those of quantum statistics that is of the characteristic indistinguishability of elementary particles. The most spectacular manifestations of quantum statistics are the phenomenon of Bose-Einstein condensation and the closely related one of Cooper pairing; in both cases a finite fraction of all the particles in the system are forced to all do exactly the same thing at the same time, and as a result effects which would normally be obscured by thermal noise may become visible, sometimes spectacularly so.