Hadzibabic-Smith 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 the research topics and the experimental techniques, you can take a look at our research page and at some previous publications. You can also contact us directly with any questions.

New postdoc position open! Application deadline April 1st, to start around October 1st (negotiable). See the official advertisement here and contact Zoran or Rob for more details.


Jan 2017 - Two- and Three-body Contacts in the Unitary Bose Gas published in Science 355, 377 (2017) (pdf).


Dec 2016 - Observation of Weak Collapse in a Bose-Einstein Condensate published in Phys. Rev. X 6, 041058 (2016) (pdf).


Nov 2016 - Emergence of a turbulent cascade in a quantum gas published in Nature 539, 72 (2016) (pdf).
See also: (1) News and Views by Brian P. Anderson
               (2) News article at Phys.org


July 2016 - Nir accepted the offer to start a new lab at Yale - Congratulations Yale!


July 2016 - Raphael Lopes awarded the Prix Daniel Guinier 2015 for his PhD thesis - Congratulations!


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