Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2022
Volume 67, Number 3
Monday–Friday, March 14–18, 2022; Chicago
Session A34: Hybrid/Macroscopic Quantum Systems, Optomechanics, and AMO Systems I
8:00 AM–11:00 AM,
Monday, March 14, 2022
Room: McCormick Place W-193A
Sponsoring Units: DAMOP DQI
Chair: Tejas Deshpande, Northwestern University
Abstract: A34.00001 : Apker Award (2021): Coherent Dynamics and Quantum States of Ultracold Atoms in Lattices with Ring Topology*
8:00 AM–8:36 AM
A stack of rings can be used to consturct a two-dimensional lattice with a cylindrical configuration. In such a system, we include the presence of a gauge field and examine the impact of the ring topology on the spectrum and the quantum states, both of which are found to become gauge sensitive .
We will also briefly touch on a biophysics project associated with this award, where we develop a statistical model that explains the fractal-like structure in phenotypic patterns observed in the growth of bacterial biofilms .
*We acknowledge support of the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant No. PHY-2011767 and Grant No. PHY-1707878.
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