Emergent physics in quantum transport with ultracold atoms (2014–2016)

Understanding the laws of physics by which complex interactions in many-particle systems lead to the emergence of new behaviour is a fundamental problem. The project seeks to understand the microscopic mechanisms and phenomenology of emergent transport phenomena in the motion of particles in quantum many-body systems. We will develop new theories of quantum transport in ultracold atomic gases, which provide a unique avenue for addressing our aims by controlled realisation of novel and well-characterised microscopic models of many-body theory. We will provide new insights into the structure-dynamics-functionality paradigm, enabling breakthrough applications in the bottom-up design of new materials and in cellular regulation in biology.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council