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Literature

Some useful review articles and books that can be used as supporting literature for the course include:

 

Books

  1. Laser cooling and trapping
    H. Metcalf and P. van der Straten
    Springer (1999)  (~30€)
  2. Bose-Einstein Condensation in Dilute Gases
    C.J. Pethick and H. Smith
    Cambridge University Press (2002)  (~70 EUR)
  3. Bose-Einstein Condensation
    L.P. Pitaevskii and S. Stringari
    Oxford University Press (2003)

 

Review articles

  1. Making probing and understanding BEC
    W. Ketterle, D.S. Durfee, and D.M. Stamper-Kurn
    arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/9904034
  2. Making, probing and understanding ultracold Fermi gases
    M. Zwierlein, W. Ketterle
    arxiv.org/abs/0801.2500
  3. Theory of Bose-Einstein condensation
    F. Dalfovo, S. Giorgini, L.P. Pitaevskii, and S. Stringari
    Rev. Mod. Phys. 71, 463 (1999)
  4. Many-body physics with ultracold gases
    I. Bloch, J. Dalibard, and W. Zwerger
    Rev. Mod. Phys. 80, 885 (2008)
  5. Bose-Einstein Condensation in Dilute Gases
    C.J. Pethick and H. Smith
    Cambridge University Press (2002)
  6. Bose-Einstein Condensation
    L.P. Pitaevskii and S. Stringari
    Oxford University Press (2003)
  7. Theory of ultracold atomic Fermi gases
    S. Giorgini, L.P. Pitaevskii, and S. Stringari
    Rev. Mod. Phys. 80, 1215 (2008)

 

Need to refresh your quantum mechanics knowledge?

Two books with a modern approach are:

  1. J.J. Sakurai, Modern Quantum Mechanics, Addison Wesley

  2. J.-L. Basdevant and J. Dalibard, Quantum Mechanics, Springer

  3. same authors: The Quantum Mechanics Solver (Problem Sets with Solutions), Springer

Need to refresh your atomic physics knowledge or know-how on light-atom interactions?

The lecture notes of I. Bloch's atomic physics course can be found in section Additional Materials.