Speaker: Professor Meera Parish

Affiliation: Monash University


The scenario of a mobile impurity in a Fermi gas is a fundamental problem in physics, with relevance to a variety of quantum systems spanning a range of energy scales. This so-called Fermi polaron problem has been studied extensively in cold-atom experiments due to their unprecedented tunability. In this talk, I will discuss the current theoretical description of the Fermi polaron and I will show how the ideas developed within the field of cold atoms are now revolutionising the understanding of excitons (electron-hole pairs) in doped semiconductors.

About Australia - New Zealand Cold Atom Seminars

This new initiative hosts a seminar once a month for the Australia – New Zealand cold atom research community.  The purpose is to encourage and facilitate ongoing discussions and collaboration in the local community.  Talks should be less than 40 minutes in length to allow ample time for questions and discussion.

Seminars will be held on the last Friday of the month (except for December) at 1pm Melbourne time (which is normally 3pm New Zealand time).  While the primary format is online via Zoom, various institutions will host the seminar in local seminar rooms.  The Zoom link is https://uqz.zoom.us/j/88604569495

You can sign up for announcements for the seminars at this webpage:

Seminars are recorded, and past seminars can be accessed from this web page.

Contact Matthew Davis mdavis@physics.uq.edu.au for further information.



Zoom: https://uqz.zoom.us/j/88604569495