Jul 22 – 25, 2019
ECT* - Villa Tambosi
Europe/Rome timezone
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Testing seeded vacuum decay with cold atoms

Jul 25, 2019, 10:30 AM
Meeting room (ECT* - Villa Tambosi)

Meeting room

ECT* - Villa Tambosi

Strada delle Tabarelle, 286 38123 - Villazzano (TN) Italy


Dr Florent Michel (Durham University)


This is the third of three talks exploring the feasibility of building a quantum simulator for vacuum decay.

In this presentation I will briefly explain how the usual treatment of vacuum decay in relativistic field theories can be adapted to the case of a two-components, non-relativistic Bose-Einstein condensate, focusing on the contribution of defects and potential walls. I will motivate that these effects are crucial to correctly estimate the decay rate, and illustrate this by showing results of stochastic simulations.

Primary authors

Prof. Thomas Billam (Newcastle Unversity) Prof. Ruth Gregory (Durham University) Dr Florent Michel (Durham University) Prof. Ian Moss (Newcastle University)

Presentation materials