Hadzibabic Group

We are an experimental research group within Cambridge University's Cavendish Laboratory. We are part of the Atomic, Mesoscopic and Optical Physics (AMOP) group.

We are using ultracold (nanokelvin) quantum gases as highly controllable systems to study novel many-body physics. We are particularly interested in superfluidity, non-equilibrium phenomena, and the effects of reduced dimensionality. We are interested both in shedding new light on outstanding problems in conventional condensed matter systems (such as He superfluids and high-Tc superconductors) and in completely new collective phenomena which are of theoretical interest but have so far had no experimental realization.

To learn more about our research you can take a look at some of our previous publications. You can also contact us directly with any questions. Our current bakeout progress is live here.

We're looking for PhD students! Contact Zoran for more details.
New postdoc position open! Application deadline June 15th. See the official advertisement here and contact Zoran for more details.


June 2022 - 'First and Second Sound in a Compressible 3D Bose Fluid' published in Phys. Rev. Lett. 128, 223601 (2022) (pdf).
See also: Cavendish press release


Dec 2021 - 'Quantum gases in optical boxes' published in Nat. Phys. 17, 1334 (2021) (pdf).
See also: Nature Physics Insight - Ultracold quantum technologies


June 2021 - 'Observation of first and second sound in a BKT superfluid' published in Nature 594, 191 (2021) (pdf).
See also: Accompanying News and Views by Sandro Stringari
               in Nature Physics


April 2021 - Zoran awarded an ERC Advanced Grant!


Feb 2021 - 'Many-body Decay of the Gapped Lowest Excitation of a Bose-Einstein Condensate' published in Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 060402 (2021) (pdf).


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