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 August 1st, to start around October 1st (negotiable). See the official advertisement here and contact Zoran for more details.


July 2018 - 'Elliptic flow in a strongly interacting normal Bose gas' published in Phys. Rev. A 98, 011601(R) (2018) (pdf).


June 2018 - 'Resonant-light diffusion in a disordered atomic layer' published in Phys. Rev. A 97, 061801(R) (2018) (pdf).


Apr 2018 - Rob starts his Associate Professorship at Oxford.


Dec 2017 - 'Universal Scaling Laws in the Dynamics of a Homogeneous Unitary Bose Gas' published in Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 250404 (2017) (pdf).


Nov 2017 - 'Quantum Depletion of a Homogeneous Bose-Einstein Condensate' published in Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 190404 (2017) (pdf).


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