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Physics Colloquium - Professor David Snoke

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Physics Department

Professor David Snoke

Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of Pittsburgh


"Superfluids of light"

It is possible to engineer the properties of photons in an optical medium to have an effective mass and repulsive interactions, so that they act like a gas of atoms. These "renormalized photons" are called polaritons. In the past decade, several experiments have demonstrated many of the canonical effects of Bose-Einstein condensation and superfluidity of polaritons. In this talk I will review some of this past work and present recent results with polaritons that have very long lifetime, including movies of equilibration and damped oscillations of a condensate.

WHEN: Tuesday 14 January 2020
WHERE: Room 314, Science 3 Building
TIME: 11.00am–12.00 pm

All interested are welcome to attend

Light refreshments to follow in Common Room