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.

We're looking for PhD students! Contact Zoran or Rob for more details.


June 2015 - 'Connecting Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless and BEC Phase Transitions by Tuning Interactions in a Trapped Gas' published in Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 255302 (2015), (pdf).


Apr 2015 - Richard Fletcher awarded an EPSRC Doctoral Prize - Congratulations!

Jan 2015 - 'Critical dynamics of spontaneous symmetry breaking in a homogeneous Bose gas' published in Science 347, 167 (2015), (pdf).
See also: Perspective in Science by Gabriele Ferrari


June 2014 - 'Observing properties of an interacting homogeneous Bose-Einstein condensate: Heisenberg-limited momentum spread, interaction energy, and free-expansion dynamics' published in Phys. Rev. A 89, 061604(R) (2014), (pdf).


Jan 2014 - 'Quantum Joule-Thomson Effect in a Saturated Homogeneous Bose Gas' published in Phys. Rev. Lett 112, 040403 (2014), (pdf).
See also: Physics Update in Physics Today


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