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Nature Physics
Photonic materials in circuit quantum electrodynamics
Review article by Carusotto et al., published in Nature Physics.


AIP Scilight: Magnetic shield provides field stability for ultracold atomic gas experiments.
The article Design and characterization of a compact magnetic shield for ultracold atomic gas experiments, by Farolfi et al., Review of Scientific Instruments 90, 115114 (2019), has been selected by AIP Scilight.


Senior BEC prize   Senior BEC prize
The Prize Committee of the BEC Awards 2019, sponsored by TOPTICA Photonics AG, has awarded the
senior BEC Award
to Lev Pitaevskii and Sandro Stringari for the key role they have played, with both their individual works and their collaborative ones, on our understanding of Bose-Einstein condensates and Fermi gases. Their theoretical contributions have been essential for guiding a wide range of experimental investigations in this domain.

Supersolid symmetry breaking from compressional oscillations in a dipolar quantum gas
L.Tanzi et al., Nature, online 9 September 2019
see also
UniTrento press room
Nature Physics Highlight
Nature News and Views


Editor suggestion
PRA Editors' Suggestion:
Static-response theory and the roton-maxon spectrum of a flattened dipolar Bose-Einstein condensate
[R. N. Bisset, P. B. Blakie, S. Stringari, Phys. Rev. A 100, 013620 (2019)]


Topological Photonics T.Ozawa and H.Price, former members of the BEC team,
go on the cover page of Nature Reviews for their article
Topological quantum matter in synthetic dimensions

JETP special issue JETP Special Issue
in Honor of L.P. Pitaevskii's 85th Birthday


PRL Synopsis Physics
Sound Propagates in a 2D Bose Gas Despite Lack of Collisions
Synopsis in Physics about the article by Miki Ota et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 145302 (2018),
together with the article by Ville et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 145301 (2018)


Premio Fermi
The Fermi Prize 2018 of the Italian Physical Society has been awarded to
Federico Capasso, Lev P. Pitaevskii and Erio Tosatti
for their important contributions to the understanding of quantum properties of condensed matter.
See also this article and video in UNITRENTOMAG.


The "Kurchatov Institute" awarded the Pomeranchuk Prize - 2018 to
L.P. Pitaevskii in recognition of his fundamental contributions to
modern theoretical physics including the low-temperature physics,
plasma physics, and condensed matter physics.


Communications Physics Nature
Dynamical Equilibration Across a Quenched Phase Transition in a Trapped Quantum Gas
[I.-K. Liu et al., Communications Physics 1, 24 (2018)]
This article has been picked up for a Research Highlight in Nature Physics!
A science blogger also wrote a piece about this article


Editor suggestion
PRA Editors' Suggestion:
Second sound in a two-dimensional Bose gas: From the weakly to the strongly interacting regime
[Miki Ota and Sandro Stringari, Phys. Rev. A 97, 033604 (2018)]


Exploring 4D quantum Hall physics with a 2D topological charge pump
[M. Lohse et al., Nature 553, 55 (2018)]


Physics Physics
Physics Synopsis and PRA Editors' Suggestion:
Observation of a spinning top in a Bose-Einstein condensate
[Bisset et al., Phys. Rev. A 96, 053605 (2017)]


Nature Nature
Lasing in topological edge states of a one-dimensional lattice
[P. St-Jean et al., Nature Photonics 11, 651 (2017)]


Nature Nature
Experimental Measurement of the Berry Curvature from Anomalous Transport
[M.Wimmer et al., Nature Physics 13, 545 (2017)]


Vortex Reconnections and Rebounds in Trapped Atomic Bose-Einstein Condensates
[S.Serafini et al., Phys. Rev. X 7, 021031 (2017)]


Nature Nature
Exploring the ferromagnetic behaviour of a repulsive Fermi gas through spin dynamics
[G.Valtolina et al., Nature Physics 13 704 (2017)]


Editor suggestion
PRL Editors' Suggestion:
Repulsive Fermi polarons in a resonant mixture of ultracold 6Li atoms
[F.Scazza et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 083602 (2017)]


Editor suggestion
PRL Editors' Suggestion:
Diffused Vorticity and Moment of Inertia of a Spin-Orbit Coupled Bose-Einstein Condensate
[Sandro Stringari, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 145302 (2017)]


IOP highlights a joint NanoLab & BEC paper:
An asymmetric two-photon quantum interference experiment
Trenti et al., Journal of Optics, Vol 18, published 4 July 2016


Acoustic Hawking radiation
New and Views article by Iacopo Carusotto and Roberto Balbinot, Nature Physics, 15 August (2016)
On the same subject, see also
Interview with Alessio Recati in Repubblica TV, as well as this article in SIF - prima pagina.


Editor suggestion
PRA Editors' Suggestion:
Self-bound dipolar droplet: A localized matter wave in free space
[D.Baillie et al., Phys. Rev. A 94, 021602 (2016)]


Editor suggestion
PRB Editors' Suggestion:
Measurement of Chern numbers through center-of-mass responses
[H.M.Price et al., Phys. Rev. B 93, 245113 (2016)]


Editor suggestion
PRL Editors' Suggestion:
Magnetic Solitons in a Binary Bose-Einstein Condensate
[Chunlei Qu et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 160402 (2016)]


PRL Synopsis Physics
The Quantum Hall Effect Leaves Flatland
Synopsis in Physics for the article by Hanna Price et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 195303 (2015)


Ultracold atoms: Feel the gauge
New and Views article by Tomoki Ozawa, Nature Physics 11, 801 (2015)


Editor suggestion
PRL Editors' Suggestion:
Quantum Signature of Analog Hawking Radiation in Momentum Space
[Boiron et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 025301 (2015)]


EPJ - Special Topics
Novel Quantum Phases and Mesoscopic Physics in Quantum Gases
Guest editors: F. Chevy, R. Citro, G. Lamporesi, A. Minguzzi, A. Recati and T. Roscilde


Physics Physics
Physics Synopsis
Spin-Orbit Coupling for Photons and Polaritons in Microstructures
[Sala et al., Phys. Rev. X 5, 011034 (2015)]


Physics Physics
Physics Synopsis and PRL Editors' Suggestion:
Acoustic Black Hole in a Stationary Hydrodynamic Flow of Microcavity Polaritons
[Nguyen et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 036402 (2015)]


Dynamics of a cold quantum gas
"Perspective" article by Gabriele Ferrari in Science, 9 January 2015


Physicists study magnetism with the roles of position and momentum reversed
Phys.org article on
Price et al., PRL 113, 190403 (2014)


Physics Physics
Physics Viewpoint and PRL Editors' Suggestion:
Observation of Solitonic Vortices in Bose-Einstein Condensates
[Donadello et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 065302 (2014)]


Physics Physics
Physics Synopsis and PRA Editors' Suggestion:
Spontaneous quantum emission from analog white holes in a nonlinear optical medium
[Finazzi and Carusotto, Phys. Rev. A 89, 053807 (2014)]


EPJD cover
Dynamics of highly unbalanced Bose-Bose mixtures: miscible vs. immiscible gases
[Sartori and Recati, Eur. Phys. J. D 67, 260 (2013)]


Nat.Phys. cover
Spontaneous creation of Kibble-Zurek solitons in a Bose-Einstein condensate
[Lamporesi et al, Nature Physics 9, 656 (2013)]


honoris causa
Universität Innsbruck, Doctorate Honoris Causa to Lev Pitaevski, June 21, 2013
poster, photo 1, photo 2.


Second sound and the superfluid fraction in a Fermi gas with resonant interactions
[L.A. Sidorenkov et al., Nature (2013) doi:10.1038/nature12136 ]
see also: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


honoris causa
Université Montpellier 2, Doctorate Honoris Causa to Lev Pitaevski, May 3, 2012
poster, photo 1, photo 2, photo 3.


EPJD Highlight:
Dipolar drag in bilayer harmonically trapped gases
[N.Matveeva et al., EPJ D 65, 219 (2011)]


Twin Matter Waves for Interferometry Beyond the Classical Limit
[B. Lücke et al., Science 334, 773 (2011)]


Polariton Superfluids Reveal Quantum Hydrodynamic Solitons
[A. Amo et al., Science 332, 1167 (2011)]


October 2010: Sandro Stringari has been awarded with an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council


Physics Viewpoint:
Sorting superfluidity from Bose-Einstein condensation in atomic gases

I.Carusotto, Physics 3, 5 (2010)


Superfluidity of polaritons in semiconductor microcavities
[A. Amo et al., Nature Physics 5, 805 (2009)]


Physics Viewpoint:
Shifting entropy elsewhere

[J. Catani et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 140401 (2009)]


Physics Synopsis:
Simulating nuclear pasta
[Gentaro Watanabe et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 121101 (2009)]


Confluence of resonant laser excitation and bidirectional quantum-dot nuclear-spin polarization
[C. Latta et al., Nature Physics 5, 758 (2009) ]


Accademia dei Lincei
premio "Alfredo di Braccio" per la Fisica assegnato a Alessio Recati (Roma, 11 giugno 2009)


The Russian Academy of Sciences awarded Landau Gold Medal to L.P. Pitaevskii for his outstanding contribution to modern theoretical physics (Moscow, 26 May 2009)


Nature Physics, Research Highlights:
Condensate superposition
[Piazza et al., Phys. Rev. A 78, 051601 (2008)]


Physics Synopsis:
Casimir effects in the real world
[Pitaevskii, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 163202 (2008)]


New Scientist
Trapped forever, but partners escape [Carusotto et al., New J. Phys. 10, 103001 (2008)]


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