Postdoc at UvA (IoP)
Email: b.b.pasquiou at uva.nl
Research line: Quantum simulation and few-qubit applications
Benjamin entered the field of ultracold atoms in 2008 through Bruno Laburthe-Tolra’s group in Villetaneuse. His thesis explored the magnetic properties of quantum degenerate chromium gases. In 2011, he started as a post-doc in F. Schreck’s group in Innsbruck, where they developed an innovative laser cooling to quantum degeneracy technique, and produced quantum degenerate mixtures of rubidium and strontium. In 2013, he moved as a post-doc with Schreck’s group to the University of Amsterdam, with the aim of producing open-shell polar RbSr molecules. In 2014, he received the Veni grant, enabling the project for creating a perpetual atom laser.
His research goals include the production of a quantum gas of polar open-shell RbSr molecules, quantum simulation with RbSr molecules of spin lattice models, making use of their strong electric dipole dipole interactions and the creation of the first perpetual atom laser and characterization of its applications for atom interferometry.
Laser Cooling to Quantum Degeneracy – Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 263003 (2013)
Quantum degenerate mixtures of strontium and rubidium atoms – Phys. Rev. A 88, 023601 (2013)
Creation of ultracold Sr2 molecules in the electronic ground state – Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 115302 (2012)