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The BEC Center offers courses and thesis projects for the
Master Degree in Physics
of the University of Trento
(Laurea Magistrale in Fisica).
We propose projects for Master Theses in the following areas:
 Experiments with ultracold atoms
 Theory of ultracold atoms, quantum gases and fluids, superfluidity
 Topological phases of matter
 Quantum optics and theory of photonic systems
 Quantum simulations and quantum computing
All professors and researchers of the BEC Center can be Thesis advisors. In particular
 experiments: Gabriele Ferrari, Giacomo Lamporesi, Alessandro Zenesini
 theory: Iacopo Carusotto, Franco Dalfovo, Stefano Giorgini, Philipp Hauke, Chiara Menotti, Alessio Recati
If you want to work in our experimental laboratory for your thesis, this is the plan of study
that we suggest you:
FIRST SEMESTER
 Experimental Methods (Stefano Vitale)
 Quantum Mechanics, Fields and Symmetries (Winfried Leidemann)
 Atomic Physics (Gabriele Ferrari)
 Statistical Mechanics (Raffaello Potestio)
SECOND SEMESTER
 Experimental Physics (Mario Scotoni)
 Ultracold Atoms (Giacomo Lamporesi)
 Quantum Optics (Iacopo Carusotto)
 Quantum Gases, Superfluidity and Superconductivity (Stefano Giorgini)
 Quantum Computing (Philipp Hauke)
THIRD SEMESTER
 Laboratory of Advanced Electronics (Leonardo Ricci)
ADDITIONAL CHOICES (THIRD OR FOURTH SEMESTER)
 two more courses chosen from those in the table "Insegnamenti caratterizzanti a scelta vincolata" in the "Manifesto degli studi", belonging to FIS/03 or FIS/04: Solid State Physics I; Condensed Matter Theory; Physics of Disordered Systems; Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics; Quantum Theories of Multiparticle Systems; Astroparticle Physics; Fundamental Interactions.
 one more course at free choice

If instead you want to work in our theoretical group for your thesis, this is the plan of study
that we suggest you:
FIRST SEMESTER
 Experimental Methods (Stefano Vitale)
 Quantum Mechanics, Fields and Symmetries (Winfried Leidemann)
 Atomic Physics (Gabriele Ferrari)
 Statistical Mechanics (Raffaello Potestio)
SECOND SEMESTER
 Computational Physics (Francesco Pederiva)
 Ultracold Atoms (Giacomo Lamporesi)
 Quantum Optics (Iacopo Carusotto)
 Quantum Gases, Superfluidity and Superconductivity (Stefano Giorgini)
 Quantum Computing (Philipp Hauke)
ADDITIONAL CHOICES (THIRD OR FOURTH SEMESTER)
 two more courses chosen from those in the table "Insegnamenti caratterizzanti a scelta vincolata" in the "Manifesto degli studi", belonging to FIS/03 or FIS/04: Solid State Physics I; Condensed Matter Theory; Physics of Disordered Systems; Nuclear and Subnuclear Physics; Quantum Theories of Multiparticle Systems; Astroparticle Physics; Fundamental Interactions.
 two more course at free choice (suggested: Quantum Field Theory I)

PhD PROGRAMME
The BEC Center also offers projects for PhD Theses in the framework of the
Doctoral Programme of the
Department of Physics.
The following are examples of recent PhD theses completed in our group:

Elia Macaluso (2020), Probing Quasihole and Edge Excitations of Atomic and Photonic Fractional Quantum Hall Systems

Miki Ota (2020), Sound propagation in dilute Bose gases

Carmelo Mordini (2019), Measurement of the density profile of quantized vortices and of the equation of state in a 3D interacting Bose gas

Matteo Barbiero (2019), Novel techniques for a Strontium Optical Lattice Clock"

Luca Parisi (2019), Mixtures of ultracold Bose gases in one dimension: A Quantum Monte Carlo study

Fabrizio Larcher (2018), Dynamical excitations in lowdimensional condensates: sound, vortices and quenched dynamics

Giacomo Colzi (2018), A new apparatus to simulate fundamental interactions with ultracold atoms

Eleonora Fava (2018), Static and dynamics properties of a miscible twocomponent BoseEinstein condensate

José Lebreuilly (2017), Strongly correlated quantum fluids and effective thermalization in nonMarkovian drivendissipative photonic systems

Giulia De Rosi (2017), Collective oscillations of a trapped atomic gas in low dimensions and thermodynamics of onedimensional Bose gas

Simone Serafini (2017), Dynamics of Vortices and their Interactions in BoseEinstein Condensates

Simone Donadello (2016), Observation of the KibbleZurek mechanism in a bosonic gas

Grazia Salerno (2016), Artificial gauge fields in photonics and mechanical systems

Alberto Sartori (2016), Dynamical properties of BoseBose Mixtures

Luis A. Peña Ardila (2015), Impurities in a BoseEinstein condensate using quantum MonteCarlo methods: groundstate properties

Nicola Bartolo (2014), Matter Waves in Reduced Dimensions: DipolarInduced Resonances and Atomic Artificial Crystals

Giovanni Italo Martone (2014), Static and dynamic properties of spinorbitcoupled BoseEinstein condensates

Zou Peng (2014), Meanfield theory for the dynamics of superfluid fermions in the BCSBEC crossover

Hou YanHua (2013), Twofluid Hydrodynamics of a quasi1D unitary Fermi gas

Marco Larcher (2013), Localization and spreading of matter waves in disordered potentials

Natalia Matveeva (2013), Study of dynamic and groundstate properties of dipolar Fermi gases using meanfield and quantum Monte Carlo methods
