Nonequilibrium processes in superfluid Fermi systems: atomic nuclei and quantum gases
Physics of cold atomic gases: superfluidity, thermodynamics, exotic phases, Bose-Einstein Condensation (BEC), physics of BEC-BCS crossover, dynamics of superfluid vortices, viscosity.
Physics of atomic nuclei: structure of atomic nuclei at extreme conditions: high angular momenta, exotic deformations, large mass numbers, large neutron to proton ratio.
Nuclear dynamics: fission & fusion, induced fission, low energy reactions.
Neutron stars: structure and stability issues, superfluid properties.
Concerning general theoretical issues related to quantum many body systems:
- Path Integral Monte Carlo approach to strongly correlated Fermi systems
- Density Functional Theory (static and time-dependent)
- Non-linear dynamics, chaotic motion, semiclassical methods,
- Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics (transport theory)
Computational tools: In order to address certain questions concerning strongly interacting quantum systems like atomic nuclei or quantum gases one needs (super)computers. We use both CPU machines which allow for a massively parallel computing, as well as those with hybrid architecture (CPUs + GPUs).