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
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.