Dr Elmar Haller

Dr Elmar Haller

Senior Lecturer

Physics of Department, Strathclyde

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I am interested in fundamental research in the fields of atomic and molecular physics, ultracold atoms, and quantum simulation. My current research focuses on the study of bosonic and fermionic quantum gases, with an emphasis on transport phenomena and the interplay of interactions and confinement in lattice potentials. You can find the latest work of my team here.

I joined the Physics Department of the University of Strathclyde in 2012 as a Postdoc and Marie Curie Fellow in the group of Prof. S. Kuhr to build a quantum-gas microscope with images of single, site-resolved, fermionic atoms. In 2015, I received a Chancellor’s Fellowship of the University of Strathclyde and started an experimental setup to study cesium atoms in optical lattices.

Prior to my work at Strathclyde, I studied Physics at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, examining for my diploma thesis microtraps on atom-chips in the group of Prof. J. Schmiedmayer. During my doctoral work, I studied quantum phases in low-dimensional systems in the group of Prof. H.-C. Naegerl at the University of Innsbruck in Austria. My PhD thesis was rewarded with the DAMOP Dissertation Award of the American Physical Society in 2011.

Publications
    Commensurate and incommensurate 1D interacting quantum systems. Nature Communications 15, 474 (2024).

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    A comparative study of deconvolution techniques for quantum-gas microscope images. New Journal of Physics (2023).

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    Instabilities of interacting matter waves in optical lattices with Floquet driving. Physical Review Research 5, 033024 (2023).

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    Accurate holographic light potentials using pixel crosstalk modelling. Scientific Reports 13, (2023).

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    Floquet solitons and dynamics of periodically driven matter waves with negative effective mass. Physical Review Letters 127, (2021).

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