Welcome to the Porto Research Group

Research on ultra-cold atoms lies at the intersection of atomic physics, many-body physics, quantum optics and quantum information. Quantum physics dominates the behavior of atomic gases cooled to near absolute zero temperature, and cold trapped atoms provide an ideal experimental system for studying quantum many-body physics. Our research focuses on  ultra-cold gases of Rubidium atoms and Ytterbium/Rubidium mixtures, with the goals of studying novel condensed matter systems and engineering quantum control over many-body systems, including dissipative baths.

Research Areas

Group News

  • January 20, 2017

    Tsz-Chun Tsui, a first year graduate student, joins the group and promptly passes the qualifier!

  • December 23, 2016

    We published an experimental study of the stability of excited, interacting states of bosons in a double-well optical lattice in
    regimes where the nonlinear interactions are expected to induce “swallowtail” looped band structure.

  • November 07, 2016

    Pierre Bataille joins the group as a visiting masters student from ENS de Cachon.

  • October 25, 2016

    We say goodbye (for now) to Daniel over a few pints of beer and German food. Daniel is returning to Gerhard Birkl's group to finish his Ph. D.

  • September 05, 2016

    Brandon Grinkemeyer, a first year undergraduate who worked with us as a high school student, has joined the group.