Ultracold quantum gases and in particular Bose-Einstein condensates opened up the exploration of quantum phenomena in the regime between the micro- and macrocosmos. The past five to ten years have seen enormous progress with respect to our knowledge on the properties and phenomena in condensed atomic clouds. The existing technologies and perspectives to coherently control and process ultracold matter waves manifest themselves in a diversity of areas such as atom optics, quantum information processing, ultracold Rydberg gases and many more.
Our theory group focuses on several aspects of ultracold atomic and molecular systems which have received major attention during the past years and introduce additional flexibility and diversity to the area of ultracold physics in general. Specifically this covers the investigation of: