Graduate School in Nonlinear Science

Sponsored by the Danish Research Academy

MIDIT                               OFD                           CATS
Modelling, Nonlinear Dynamics       Optics and Fluid Dynamics     Chaos and Turbulence Studies
and Irreversible Thermodynamics     Risø National Laboratory      Niels Bohr Institute and 
Technical University of Denmark     Building 128                  Department of Chemistry
Building 321                        P.O. Box 49                   University of Copenhagen 
DK-2800 Lyngby                      DK-4000 Roskilde              DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø
Denmark                             Denmark                       Denmark


by Yuri Kivshar
Optical Sciences Centre
Australian National University

MIDIT-seminar 449

Monday May 31, 1999, 15.15 h
at MIDIT, IMM Building 305, room 027

Abstract: We plan to present a comprehensive overview of the recent progress in the study of the dynamics and stability of Bose-Einstein Condensation of cold alkali atoms. From the viewpoint of Nonlinear Physics, this is related to the study of nonlinear localised modes of the Gross-Pitaevskii equation in a parabolic potential created by a magneto-optical trap. Some recent progress of the experimental research and its link to the theory will be overviewed as well.