CTAMOP paper in Scientific Reports

Last updated May 30, 2017 by Andrew Brown

Equilibriation and nonclassicality of a double well potential

CTAMOP congratulates Steve Campbell, Gabriele de Chiara and Mauro Paternostro on their high profile publication in Scientific Reports.

The paper addresses a double well loaded with bosonic atoms: a system used to simulate thermalisation and equilibriation. Understanding the physics of ultracold atoms in such arrangements has far reaching implications for quantum technologies: the article lists ultra stable atomic clocks, metrology and quantum memories among among the practical applications.

However, the groups’ primary interest is in the fundamental picture at the interface between thermodynamics and quantum mechanics. The work is part funded by an EU project, ‘ThermiQ’ (Thermodynamics of Mesoscopic Quantum Systems) whose purpose is to conduct fundamental research at this interface. This is just the latest in a series of publications to come from the ThermiQ project.

Congratulations to Steve, Gabriele and Mauro, and all the members of the QteQ group who contribute to this ongoing work.


We are a Research Cluster of the School of Mathematics and Physics at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland. Our research interests are focused primarily on computational and theoretical physics.

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