Computational Modelling Group

Superfluidity

Superfluidity is a quantum-mechanical phenomenon in which a fluid is able to flow without friction or viscosity. It is realised at low temperatures and densities. They enable the macroscopic study of quantum effects including quantised vortices. Interesting examples include atomic Bose-Einstein Condensates and liquid Helium.

For queries about this topic, contact Justin Lovegrove.

Projects

Vortices in Spinor Bose-Einstein Condensates

Janne Ruostekoski (Investigator), Justin Lovegrove

We numerically study the effect of spin degrees of freedom on the structure of a vortex in an atomic superfluid. Such objects are of interest as macroscopic examples of quantum phenomena, as well as for their analogies in other fields, such as cosmology and high energy physics.

People

Janne Ruostekoski
Professor, Mathematics (FSHS)
Patrick Bechlars
Postgraduate Research Student, Engineering Sciences (FEE)
Justin Lovegrove
Postgraduate Research Student, Mathematics (FSHS)