PHYS598AQG, Atomic Physics and Atomic Quantum Gases - Fall 2017 

Welcome to PHYS598 AQG, a course focused on modern atomic, molecular, and optical (AMO) physics, with a special emphasis on atomic quantum gases!   Note: this course is much like the course PHYS514, and as such will also count as a UIUC Physics core "cafeteria course" this semester.

Topics to be covered include: atomic structure ; the interaction of atoms with electromagnetic fields ; atom trapping with lasers and magnetic fields ; laser cooling and evaporative cooling ; ultracold collisions & Feshbach resonances ; Bose & Fermi quantum gases ; properties of interacting atomic Bose-Einstein condensates ; quantum simulation with cold atoms & molecules.

General course information

Course schedule


Homework Assignments

End-of-term paper


AMO-related talks

Some other links (seminar schedules and some helpful atomic physics databases at the bottom)


Lecture notes