Ultra Cold Quantum Gases 2

Module PH2125

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Basic Information

PH2125 is a semester module in German or English language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • General catalogue of special courses
  • Specific catalogue of special courses for condensed matter physics

If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 60 h 5 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH2125 is Stephan Dürr.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Dieses Modul vertieft das Verständnis der ultrakalten Quantengase. Kollektiven Anregungen werden komplementiert durch die fundamentalen Anregungen der Bogoliubov-Theorie. Suprafluidität und quantisierte Wirbel werden vorgestellt. Die Interferenz zweier Bose-Einstein-Kondensate und spontane Symmetriebrechung werden diskutiert. Die Verwendung von Feshbach-Resonanzen in der Assoziation ultrakalter Moleküle und im BEC-BCS-Crossover wird dargestellt. Stark korrelierte Zustände in optischen Gittern werden präsentiert.

Learning Outcome

Nach erfolgreicher Teilnahme an diesem Modul ist der/die Studierende in der Lage 1) Anregungen in ultrakalten Gases zu analysieren 2) die Theorie der Suprafluidität und der quantisierten Wirbel anzuwenden 3) die Interferenz von Kondensaten zu bewerten 4) Stark korrelierte Zustände im BEC-BCS-Crossover und in optischen Gittern zu verstehen



Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VU 3 Ultra Cold Quantum Gases 2 Dürr, S. Freitag, 10:00–12:00
sowie Termine in Gruppen

Learning and Teaching Methods

Vortrag, Beamerpräsentation, Tafelarbeit, Übungen in Einzel- und Gruppenarbeit, Lehrfilme




C. J. Pethick & H. Smith, Bose-Einstein condensation in dilute gases (University Press, Cambridge, 2002). L. Pitaevskii & S. Stringari, Bose-Einstein condensation (Clarendon, Oxford, 2003). H. J. Metcalf & P. van der Straten, Laser Cooling and Trapping (Springer, Berlin,1999). C. Cohen-Tannoudji, J. Dupont-Roc & G. Grynberg Atom-Photon Interactions (Wiley, New York, 1992).

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

In an oral exam the learning outcome is tested using comprehension questions and sample problems.

In accordance with §12 (8) APSO the exam can be done as a written test. In this case the time duration is 60 minutes.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam at the end of the semester.

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