Recent News

Septebmer 1 2019
Mingchen joined the group. Welcome.
Also congrats on being selected as a Huawek PhD fellow!

July 24 2019
Welcome Yinan Huang and Brian Yang for their short-term visit.

July 22-23 2019
We organized the Waterloo-HKUST workshop on Emerging quantum technologies in solid-state and atomic systems at IQC, Waterloo with Prof. Na Young Kim. 
More information available here [Link].

June 28 2019
We would like to thank the RGC for their generous support via the General Research Fund (GRF) in 2019/20.

May 27- 31 2019
Chengdong, James and Zejian delivered a talk and presented posters at DAMOP in Milwaukee.

May 6-7  2019
We organized the IAS workshop Quantum Simulation of Novel Phenomena with Ultracold Atoms at IAS in HKSUT [ here ].

April 18  2019
Cold Erbium atoms available in MOTs.

April 16  2019
Mingchen joined us as a visiting student. Welcome.

March 12-14  2019
Gyu-Boong visited Fudan University, and gave an optics seminar.  Great to have a fruitful discussion with Prof. Saijun Wu's group there.
 
Ferbruary 22-24  2019
Gyu-Boong delivered an invited talk at Asian Pacific Workshop on Trapped Quantum System (APTQS-2019) held at KAIST.

February  2019
Welcome Toby in Yb team.

February  2019
Dr. Jeongwon Lee selected as a IAS Junior Fellow! Congrats!

January 30 2019
Welcome Inho and Junwei.

January 30 2019
Bo successfully defended! Congrats to Dr. Song.

December 17 2018
Prof. Qi Zhou from Purdue visited us and gave a department seminar.

December 14 2018
Ms. Yue Cui visited us and shared the recent works done at Tsinghua.

November 19-20 2018
Prof. Xiaopeng Li from Fudan university visited us and gave a department seminar on incommensurate optica lattices.

October 22 2018
Welcome Dr. Jeongwon Lee! 

October 2 2018
Welcome Dr. Peng Chen. He will wok with our second apparatus.

September 29 - Oct. 2 2018
Gyu-Boong delivered a talk in 7th International Workshop on Ultracold Group II Atoms in Beijing.

August 20 2018
Ziting and Entong joined the group as PhD students. Welcome!

August 1 2018
Welcome Brian from Univ. of Michigan.

August 1-4 2018
Gyu-Boong delivered an invited talk in 12th Young Scholars conference on cold atom physics.

July 22-27 2018
Chengdong, Elnur and James attended ICAP 2018 held in Spain. Chengdong and James presented a poster there.

July 1-5 2018
Gyu-Boong gave an invited talk in Nordita program: "Topological Matter Beyond the Ten-Fold Way" in Stockholm, Sweden.

June 29 2018
We would like to thank the RGC for their generous support via the General Research Fund (GRF) in 2018/19.

June 22 2018
Gyu-Boong gave an invited talk in Symposium on Quantum Computing Strategic Planning held in Seoul.

June 21 2018
Yueyang defended! Congrats!

June 20 2018
We received Collaborative Research Fund (CRF) in 2018/19.

June 19 2018
Welcome Jongmin from HKIS!

June 11-15 2018
Croucher summer school on Ultracold atoms had been hosted in CUHK. Chengdong, James and Zejian attended.
Chengdong gave a talk about our 2D spin-orbit coupling in ultracold fermions.

June 11-14 2018
Gyu-Boong gave a talk in The 8th International Symposium on Cold Atom Physics (ISCAP) in Wuhan.

June 9 2018
Dr. Simon Folling from LMU/MPI visited us and shared his exciting works on a strongly interacting two-orbital gas.

June 5 2018
Welcome Weijun!

May 28- 31 2018
Bo and Zejian presented a talk at DAMOP 2018.

May 17 2018
Prof. Zhi-Fang Xu from SUSTech visited us and gave a seminar on orbital physics in optical lattices.

May 14 2018
Prof. Na Young Kim from IQC/Waterloo visited us and shared exciting progresses in her exciton-polariton quantum simulator.

May 8 2018
Bo won the 2017/18 School of Science Postgraduate Research Excellence Award! Congrats!


March 15 2018
Welcome Jinho from UNIST!

February 25-28 2018
Prof. Ippei Danshita (Yukawa Institute of Theoretical Physics, Kyoto) visited us and shared exciting research works in Kyoto group.

February 1 2018
Welcome Ziting and Entong!

January 4 2018
Prof. Florian Schreck from the University of Amsterdam visited our lab giving a seminar on Sr atom laser and polar SrRb molecules being developed in his group.

December 18-19 2017
Gyu-Boong attended the Fudan Science and Innovation Forum and gave a seminar on our synthetic topological matter.

December 5-9 2017
Croucher conference on Frontiers of Cold Atom Physics was held at the University of Hong Kong.
James and Zejian presented a poster on our recent works during the conference. Gyu-boong also gave a talk on our development on synthetic topological matter using cold fermions.


December 1 2017
We would like to thank the RGC for their generous support via RGC-NSFC fund in 2017/18.

November 20-23 2017
Gyu-Boong attended the Novel Quantum States in Condensed Matter Physics 2017 and gave a seminar on our recent spin-orbit-coupled fermions in 2D lattices.

October 23-26 2017
Gyu-Boong visited the KTH and affiliated Albanova and Nordita centers hosted by Prof. Babaev, and gave a seminar on our recent spin-orbit-coupling works.

September 14-15 2017
Prof. V. Bagnato (Universidade de São Paulo) visited us and gave a inspiring IAS Distinguished lecture on Quantum turbulence in an atomic superfluid.

September 11 2017
Welcome our new member, Jerry!

September 4 2017
Prof. Dr. Matthias Weidemüller (Univ. of Heidelberg / USTC) visited our labs, and gave a seminar on his quantum optics work with Rydberg atoms.

July 17-21 2017
Gyu-Boong attended LPHYS17 meeting in Russia, and gave a talk about our observation of topological phases.

July 5 2017
Welcome Deokyoung from UNIST!

June 30 2017
We would like to thank the RGC for their generous support via the General Research Fund (GRF) in 2017/18.

June 20 2017
Welcome Kwangrae from POSTECH!

June 16-17 2017
Bo won the Best Oral Presentation Award in PSHK meeting.
James won the Best Poster Sparkler Award and the 1st runner-up Poster prize in PSHK meeting. Congrats to all!

June 5-9 2017
Bo, Chengdong and Gyu-Boong attended the DAMOP at Sacramento.
Bo and Chendong presented our recent works on the SPT phase with ultracold fermions and all-optical spin-orbit coupling. They also presented the poster there.

May 16 2017
New laboratory space for Erbium Quantum Gases opens for business!

May 12 2017
Congratulations to Frank who was selected as HKUST Outstanding students.
Wish you continued success at the University of Chicago!

February 20 2017
Prof. Joseph Thywissen from Toronto visited us, and shared his p-wave experimental works with us.

February 13 2017
Bowen joined our group to complete his final year project. He will continue his graduate study in our lab.

February 3 2017
Prof. Xiong-Jung Liu from Peking University/ICQM visited us, and gave an invited seminar.

January 31 2017
Welcome our new member, Yee Ming.

November 24 2016
Prof. Jaewook Ahn from KAIST visited us and gave a IAS-SSCI lecture.

November 11 2016
Prof. S.Y Lan from NTU visited us and gave a seminar.

September 8 2016
Congratulations to Elnur who has received the Best Teaching Assistant Award 2016 in the department of physics!

August 22 2016
Gyuboong visited GIST and gave a physics colloquium.

August 19 2016
Congratulations to James who has received a HKPFS Fellowship [Link] !
Welcome back James Bojeong Seo!

August 8 2016
Welcome Dr. Fudong Wang.

August 1-4 2016
Shanchao, Wei and Gyu-Boong attended the KITPc conference on "Synthetic topological quantum matter", giving an invited talk on our recent SOC works.

July 24-29 2016
Gyu-boong attended the ICAP2016 in Seoul, chairing the hot topic session.

July 11 2016
Welcome our new member, Zejian Ren!

June 30 2016
We would like to thank the RGC for their generous support via the General Research Fund (GRF) in 2016/17.

June 25 2016
Welcome Xavier for his UROP research. bWelcome Ahreum from POSTECH, Korea!

May 22 2016
Bo and Gyu-Boong attended the DAMOP.  Bo presented the poster on our SOC work.

May 9-13 2016
Elnur, Bo and Chengdong attended the Croucher summer school on ultracold atoms.
Prof. C.Vale, Prof. S.Tan and Prof. H. Pu visited our lab.

February 17 2016
Welcome our new member, Dovran!

December 11-19 2015
The Croucher-IAS conference "Topological phases in CM and cold atomic systems" was held at Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) at HKUST. 


December 14 2015
Prof. Dan Stamper-Kurn gave a IAS-SSCI distinguished lecture on "Detecting and Coupling Quantum Objects with Quantum Light"

December 7 2015
We would like to thank the Croucher Foundation for their generous support of the our research work through the Croucher Innovation Award 2016 [Link].



September 23 2015
Gyu-Boong gave a physics colloquium talk at Fudan University and visited the group of Prof. Wu.

August 18 2015
Welcome our new graduate student Elnur.

August 3-8 2015
Gyu-Boong attended the 9th Young Scholars conference on cold atom physics and quantum information, and gave invited a talk.

July 21 2015
Gyu-Boong visited the group of Prof. Shau-Yu Lan at Nanyang Tech. University and gave a talk.

June 30 2015
We would like to thank the RGC for their generous support via the General Research Fund (GRF) in 2015/16.

June 8 2015
Yueyang and Gyu-Boong attended the DAMOP meeting in Columbus, Ohio. Yueyang presented about our versatile Yb apparatus in the poster session.

May 7 2015
Welcome a new Postodoc Dr.Wei Huang, and our new undergraduate student, Wing Kin.

March 11 2015
The first Quantum degenerate Fermi gas in Hong Kong!

    

February 23 2015
Welcome our new graduate student Chengdong.

January 13-15 2015
Gyu-Boong visited the ICQM at the Peking University, and gave an invited seminar.

January 8 2015
Dr. Wei Huang (SCNU) visited us giving a seminar about quantum manipulation of cold atoms via STIRAP.

January 1 2015
Welcome our new undergraduate student, Frank.

December 20 2014
Yb lab achieved Bose-Einstein condensation of Yb-174 atoms!
Quantum gas apparatus

November 10 2014
Gyu-Boong visited the department of physics at Seoul National University, and gave an invited seminar.

September 16-20 2014
Prof. Masahito Ueda from Univ.of Tokyo visited us, and gave a IAS-SSCI lecture about topological excitation in a Bose-Einstein condensation.

September 1 2014
Yb lab trapped atoms in a MOT!

August 31 2014
Farewell to Sam and Bojeong. Good luck with Sam's graduate research at the Osaka University in Japan.

August 2014
Welcome new graduate students, Bo to join the group.
Also Kwan joined as a research assistant. Welcome!

July 2014
Congrats. to Gyu-Boong for the Early Career Awards from the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong.

June 30 2014
We would like to thank the RGC for their generous support via the Early Career Award in 2014/15.

June 27 2014
Prof.Jason Ho (OSU) and Prof.Hui Zhai (Tsinghua) visited our lab.

June 23 2014
Mr.James (Bojeong) Seo from UNIST joined us as a visiting student. Welcome.

June 23-28 2014
Gyu-Boong gave an invited talk/lecture at the IAS cold atoms workshop.

June 19 2014
Gyu-Boong gave an invited talk at the AMP meeting.

May.16 2014
Gyu-boong gave an invited talk in the cold atom workshop at the Academia Sinica in Taiwan.

April 26 2014
We had a joint meeting with Prof. Shengwang Du's (HKUST) and Prof. Dajun Wang's (CUHK) group.

Feb. 18 2014
Song Bo joined our group to complete his final year project. He will continue his graduate study in our lab from 2014 Fall.

Feb. 15 2014
Prof.Dana Anderson (JILA) gave a IAS seminar and visited our lab.

Dec. 17 2013
Gyu-boong gave an invited talk at Hong Kong Physics forum at the University of Hong Kong

Dec. 28 2013
David and Sam joined our group as an undergraduate research assistant. 
 
Dec. 24 2013
We finally moved to our new lab located at RM4138!

Dec. 06 2013
Prof. Kihwan Kim (Tsinghua Univ.) visited and gave a seminar.

Nov. 23 2013
Shanchao was selected the 2013 Young Scientist Award from Hong Kong Institution of Science. Congrats!

Oct. 26 2013
We attended the Cold atom mini-workshop at CUHK, and Gyu-boong gave a talk

Sep. 01 2013
Dr. Shanchao Zhang officailly started his Postdoc career in our group.

Sep. 01 2013
Yueyang Zou joined our group as a graduate student.

Sep. 01 2013
Ultracold Quantum gas laboratory opens for business at the HKUST.

Aug.07 2013
Congrats to Dr.Zhang! Shanchao defended his Ph.d.