McMaster University Department of Physics & Astronomy           McMaster University
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Duncan H.J. O'Dell

     

Email: dodell@mcmaster.ca
Tel: 905-525-9140 ext 23189
Fax: (905)546-1252
Rm ABB 320

Department of Physics & Astronomy
ABB-241, McMaster University
1280 Main St. W
Hamilton, ON
L8S 4M1
Canada

 

 

Hello! Welcome, Willkommen, Bienvenue.

I joined the faculty at McMaster in January of 2007.

My research over the last few years has focused upon ultra-cold atoms, especially Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) with dipole-dipole interactions. Dipolar interactions are novel in BECs because they are long-range and anisotropic, in contrast to the short-range s-wave interactions usually considered in these systems. New effects my co-workers and I have predicted in the presence of dipolar interactions include a roton minimum in the Bogoliubov excitation spectrum. Most recently I have begun to look at ultra-cold atoms confined in optical cavities. The strong coupling between the atoms and the optical field opens up many new possibilities and has applications in quantum information processing.

Biography

Publications

Introduction to ultra-cold atoms

Teaching

Group Members and Projects

         
 
   

Banff February 2012, CIFAR ultracold matter meeting