### Dr Donatella Cassettari

Dr Donatella Cassettari

School of Physics & Astronomy

University of St Andrews

North Haugh

St Andrews KY16 9SS

Scotland, UK

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Room | 218 |

Phone | 3109 |

Lab | 105 |

Lab Phone | 3186 |

dc43 |

Donatella's expertise is in the area of Bose-Einstein condensation in dilute atomic gases. When a cloud of bosonic atoms is cooled below a critical temperature, a phase transition occurs that causes the atoms to "condense" into the same quantum state. A condensate can be thought of as a new state of matter in which the atoms behave as a single quantum mechanical entity. It is a promising system for the study of strongly correlated many-body quantum mechanics and for the implementation of quantum information processing with neutral atoms.

Donatella's homepage### Recent publications:

*Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics*, vol 48, no. 11, 115303.

*Optics Express*, vol 23, no. 7, pp. 8365-8372.

*Optics Express*, vol 22, no. 22, pp. 26548-26558.

*ArXiv e-prints*, 1401.7949v2.

*Scientific Reports*.

### Current PhD Projects offered:

see full details- Holographic traps and guides for superfluidity studies and atom interferometry
- Holographic traps for the efficient production of Bose-Einstein condensates