Speaker: Dr. Giuliano Giacalone

Title of Talk: Making a fluid particle by particle: emergent hydrodynamic behavior of few strongly-interacting fermions

Abstract: Our understanding of the applicability of fluid dynamics as an effective description of matter has been recently challenged by high-energy collider experiments where the signatures of a strongly-coupled quark-gluon plasma have been reported in collisions with protons or nuclei emitting only a few dozens of final-state particles. Here, we investigate the emergence of hydrodynamics in an ultra-cold Fermi gas in the regime of small particle numbers, by looking at the inversion of the initial aspect ratio (or elliptic flow) of systems released from an elliptical trap. Elliptic flow is demonstrated with as few as 10 strongly-interacting atoms, and in absence of any separation between microscopic and macroscopic scales typically required for a hydrodynamic description. I discuss ongoing efforts aimed at the understanding of these experimental observations.

Venue (HYBRID-EVENT): Goldene Box, Physikalisches Institut, INF 226, 69120 Heidelberg AND all talks will also be streamed via the permanent Zoom-link:

Meeting ID: 946 0240 1603
Passcode: 386993

13:00 – 13:45  Talk
13:45-14:00   Questions & Discussion
14:00 Pizza & Drinks


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