The Bose–Einstein Condensate Laboratory explores the fundamental physics and applications of ultracold degenerate atomic systems based at the University of Queensland, Brisbane.
Representing the coldest physical systems ever observed, atomic Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) are among the cleanest, most flexible, precisely controllable, and isolated quantum many-body systems available. We operate two different apparatuses in our lab that provide complimentary capabilities:
Our research focuses on the applications of ultracold atomic systems. These include problems of fundamental physics interest, such as quantum turbulence, quantum thermodynamics, and exotic spin defects, but also includes application oriented research, such as quantum sensing and using superfluid transport for future atomtronic devices. In collaboration with theorists within EQUS and UQ, we are investigating the dynamics of non-equilibrium BECs in configured and time varying optical traps.