We are interested in the interplay between cosmology and quantum theory to probe some phenomena predicted within various quantum gravity proposals. Recently we formed a collaboration with Prof. Peter Krueger (University of Nottinghan) to persue the idea of utilizing parametrically excited Bose-Einstein condensates to mimic cosmological particle production in the laboratory. 

 

The project is a joint-collaboration between the School of Mathematics and the School of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Nottingham:
  Peter Krueger (School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Nottingham)

  Fedja Orucevic (School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Nottingham)

  Thomas Barrett (School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Nottingham)

  Silke Weinfurtner (School of Mathematics, University of Nottingham) 
  Andreas Finke (School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Nottingham)

 

External collaborators:

  Piyush Jain (University of Alberta, Edminton, Canada)

  

 

 

Relevant literature (theory):

 

 

 

Relevant literature (experiment):

 

Experiments at Midlands Ultracold Atom Research Centre, Nottingham University, Nottingham (UK).
Fedja and Tom
Fedja and Tom

Fedja and Tom working on the atom chip mount.

Atom chip
Atom chip

A mounted chip before it is introduced into the vacuum chamber.

Illustration of the Big Bang theory
Illustration of the Big Bang theory

Can we mimic the process our universe produced particles seeding our galaxies in a table-top experiment?

Fedja and Tom
Fedja and Tom

Fedja and Tom working on the atom chip mount.

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Testing cosmological particla production in a table-top experiment

Cosmology in an ultra-cold atoms laboratory