2018 news

12/24/2018: Invited by Jing Zhang, Cheng gave a seminar talk at Shanxi University in Taiyuan, China.


12/20/2018: Invited by Prof. Yi-Shin Chen, Cheng gave a  colloquium lecture in the Physics Department of National Sun Yat-Sen University in Taiwan.


12/17/2018: Invited by Prof. Shih-Kuang Tung, Cheng gave a seminar talk in the Department of Physics of National Tsinghua University, Taiwan.


11/23/2018: Cheng gave an invited talk in the 90th anniversary of Academia Sinica "Frontiers of Sciences and Humanities Seminar Series"


11/07/2018: Cheng reported our recent works in the ARO Review meeting in Raleigh, North Carolina.


10/26/2018: Invited by Prof. Phil Richerme, Cheng gave a colloquium talk at the Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.


10/14/2018: Prof. Jean Dalibard and Chin group members ran 5000m at the event 2018 RBC Race for the Kids.

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10/07-10/19/2018: Prof. Jean Dalibard visited us and is staying for two weeks. He gave the Ugo Fano lecture at the Tuesday JFI seminar. On Wednesday he gave a lecture on topological matters with quantum gases; his slides can be found here.


10/4/2018: Jiazhong presented our recent work in the ARO MURI review meeting at Harvard University in Cambridge, Boston.


09/17/2018: Invited by Vincent Liu, Cheng gave an invited talk in the Wilczek Quantum Center in the Shanghai Jiao Tung University, Shanghai, China,


09/15/2018: Invited by Prof. Peng Zhang, Cheng gave an seminar talk in the Physics Department of Renmin University, Beijing, China.


09/11/2018: Invited by Prof. Jing Zhang, Cheng gave an invited talk in the 19th Laser Science Workshop in Urumji, China.


09/07/2018: Invited by Prof. Eric Cornell, Cheng gave an invited talk in the Jin Fest at JILA in memory of Dr. Debroah Jin.


08/27/2018: Invited by Dr. Wu-ming Liu, Cheng gave an invited talk in the 343th Zhong Guan Cun Forum on Condensed Matter Physics in the Chinese Academic of Sciences.


8/22/2018: Invited by Prof. Hui Zhai, Cheng gave an invited talk in the conference on "Quantum gases 2018: Novel Correlation Effects" at Institute of Advanced Studies of Tsinghua University.


08/15/2018: Invited by Prof. Jing Zhang, Cheng gave three lectures at Institute of Opto-Electronics, Shanxi University on super-resolutio imaging (8/16), Floquet quantum gas (8/17) and quantum simulation of Unruh effect (8/17)


08/13-08/21/2018: Invited by Prof. Hui Zhai, Cheng gave 3 lectures in the "New Directions in Quantum Gas Experiments" at the Institute of Advanced Studies of Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. The topics are "Feshbach resonances" on 8/13,  "Floquet physics and quantum phase transition" on 8/14 and "Quantum simulation beyond condensed matter models"


08/07/2018: Invited by Prof. Xiong-Jun Liu, Cheng gave a seminar talk in the school of physics at the Peking University


07/30/2018: Invited by Prof. Gediminas Juzeliunas, Cheng gave an invited talk in the Homboldt Kellogg: Controlling quantum matter. From ultracold atoms to solids at the University of Vilnius in Luthiania.


07/24/2018: Invited by Prof. Xibo Zhang, Cheng gave a seminar talk in his group meeting at ICQM and School of Physics, Peking University.


06/21/2018: Invited by Dr. Ying-Cheng Chen, Cheng gave a seminar talk at Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academic Sinica in Taiwan.


06/11-06/15/2019: Invited by Prof. Qi Zhou, Cheng gave 3 lectures in the Croucher Summer Courses on "Ultracold Atom Physics" at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The three lectures are on "Fano-Feshbach resonances and Efimov resonances", "Floquet Physics: quantum dynamics in a driven quantum gas" and "In situ imaging of quantum gas and beyond".


06/07/2018: Farewell party for Frankie, Ben, Misha. We had late night dim sum in Minghin joined by Joey, Mickey, Leone, Lei, Ben, Cheng, Misha, Jiazhong, Frankie, Kevin, Frank, Zhendong,Brian, Daniela and visitor Dr. Lauriane Chomaz from Innsbruck University.

05/29/2018: Cheng and Prof. Kathy Levin gave a poster presentation in the Chicago MRSEC reveiw meeting


05/28-06/1/2018: Lei, Joanthan, Krutik, Kevin, Zhendong, Frank, Brian, Mickey, Jiazhong, Logan and Cheng attended APS DAMOP meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Cheng attended the DAMOP executive meeting on 5/28 and gave an invited talk on coherent inflationary dynamics on 5/29. Logan gave an APS DAMOP thesis prize talk on 5/29, Lei gave a contributed talk on Bose Fireworks 2.0 on 5/30, Brian gave a contributed talk on mediated interactions on 5/31. We also have 3 posters from Cs, LiCs and QMS labs on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.


05/25/2018: Alicia Yu Xiao received the UCISTEM Summer Research Grant. Congratulations!


05/23~05/28/2018: Invited by Cheng, Prof. Rudolf Grimm visited our group and gave a physics colloquium talk. Rudi was Cheng's postdoc advisor. We had a group dinner with Rudi on 5/25 night in Pizza Capri and was attended by Jonathan, Lei, Misha, Kevin, Fankie, Cheng, Rudi, Brian, Zhendong, Leone, Alicia, Marianne and Logan. The stuffed pizza did not show up. On 5/26 and 5/27, Rudi and Cheng joined an architecture tour, visited the art institute, John Hancock building, Chicago river in downtown, promontory point in Hyde Park and Chinatown.


05/19/2018: In Steven Chu's 70th birthday Symposium, Cheng and Prof. Vladan Vuletic gave an invited talk to Steve.


05/18/2018: Invited by Benjamin Lev, Cheng gave an AMO seminar talk in the Physics/Applied Physics Department at Stanford University


05/07/2018: Invited by Cheng, Dr. Katherine Schreiber from Purdue University visited us and gave a seminar talk in the Kadanoff Center. Katherine was a former undergraduate student in our group!


05/04/2018: Invited by Prof. Vladan Vuletic, Cheng gave an invited talk in the "20 years of Feshbach resonances in ultracold atomic gases" at MIT.


05/03/2018: Alicia Yu Xiao received the EFI summer research fellowship. Congratulations.


04/26/2018: Lucas Baralt received the Odyssey Metcalf Award to be a summer 2018 intern working in our laboratory.


04/25/2018: Invited by Dr. John Randall, Cheng gave an invited talk in the 2D Quantum MetaMaterials Workshop at NIST.


04/24/2018: Joey He received the JFI summer undergraduate research support. Congratulations


04/20/2018: Invited by Prof. Vincent Liu, Cheng gave a PQI/Condensed Matter Seminar.


04/19/2018: Invited by Dr. Jeremy Levi, Cheng gave a plenary lecture in PQI2018 at Pittsburgh Quantum Institute.


04/02/2018: Leone Shuwen Fang received the Physics Department summer research fellowship. Congratulations.


03/28/2018: We submitted a new paper "Temperature dependence of the pairing fraction in the BEC-BCS crossover", a collaborative work with Johannes Hecker Denschlag's group at Ulm University to understanding finite temperatur pairing of fermionic atoms in the BEC-BCS crossover regime.


03/19/2018: Lei gave a MRSEC lunch talk on the new Bose Fireworks experiment.


03/16/2018: Invited by Prof. Yimei Liu, Cheng gave a colloquium talk in the Physics Depatment of the Oklahoma state University.


03/15/2018: Invited by Prof. Arne Schwettmann, Cheng gave a colloquium talk in the Physics Department of the Univesity of Oklahoma


03/13/2018: Invited by Prof. Georg Raithel, Cheng gave an AMO Seminar in the Physics Department of the University of Michigan


03/12/2018: Dr. Hong Ding from the Chinese Academic of Sciences in Beijing visited us and gave a special seminar talk.


03/09/2018: Invited by Prof. Rudolf Grimm, Cheng gave an AMO seminar talk at Innsbruck University


03/05/2018: Invited by Dr. Killian Sandholzer, Cheng gave an invited talk at the 82nd Annual Conference of the DPG and DPG SPring Meeting SAMOP in Erlangen, Germany


03/05/2018: We submitted a new paper "Complex correlations in high harmonic generation of matter-wave jets revealed by pattern recognition" to arXiv. See here. This paper describes a new observataion of high harmonic generation of strongly driven Bose condensate. We find a unique hidden pattern of correlations revealed by pattern recognition.


03/02/2018: We had open house today with >60 students visiting us. We offer discussion with the students, lab tours and poster sessions. We hope there wil be new students joining our research soon.


03/01/2018: Prof. Anthony Leggett from UIUC (2003 Nobel Laureate in Phyics) and 1 Japanese student visited our group today.


03/01/2018: We initiated a new exchange program with Jean Dalibard's group at College de France, Paris. The program is funded by the France-Chicago Center through the FACCTS program.


02/26/2018: Dr. Miguel Arratiafrom UCBerkeley visited us. He and Cheng together gave an EFI talk on the connection between Bose fireworks in our group and jet formation in heavy ion colliions.


02/23/2018:Brian gave a seminar talk at the University of Virginia reporting our recent experiments on Li-Cs quantum mixtures.


02/23/2018: IME Open house. We prepared posters and talked to interested perspective students.


02/19/2018 Dr. Daniel Linnemann and Prof. Nate Gemelke visited us. Daniel taked about his work on entanglement in spin manifold and Steering relation.


02/17/2018 Chinese new year dinner party: Zhendong, our licended cook, prepared a banquet for the whole group of 12 people in Cheng's home. The party was attended by Geyue, Misha, his girlfriend, Cheng, Joey, Kevin, Jonathan, Lei, his girlfriend, Frankie, Conner, Zhendong.


02/13/2018: Yuqing finished his 6-month research in our group and contributed much to various eletronics and optics project. He will return to Shanxi Univeristy and work on Bose-Einstein condensation of Cs atoms.


02/13/2018:Lei is awarded the MRSEC graduate fellowship. Congratulations.


02/08/2018: We established a new Undergraduate Center on Levitation Science and Technology. The Center is supported by the UChicago College Innovation Fund.


02/05/2018: Brian gave a seminar talk at Purdue University.


02/01-02/03/2018 Dr. Monika Aidelsburger visited us and talked about her work on Floquet engineering with ultracold atoms in optical lattices.


01/30/2018: We submitted a paper "Observation of interaction-induced gauge fields in a Bose-Einstein condensate based on micromotion control in a shaken two-dimensional lattice". See here. This paper describes a new idea and demonstration of BEC with a synthetic gauge field that is induced by atomic interactions.


01/22/2018: Brian gave a seminat talk at the University of Arizona on our LiCs quantum gas experiment.


01/18/2018: Prof. Tanya Zelenvinsky from Columbia University visited our group and gave a physics colloquium talk.


01/15-01/16/2018: Junru Li from MIT visited us and gave a talk in our group meeting. He demonstrated supersolid based on atoms in modulated optical lattices.