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Observation of Rydberg polarons

F. Camargo, R. Schmidt, J. D. Whalen, R. Ding, G. Woehl Jr., S. Yoshida, J. Burgdorfer, F. B. Dunning, H. R. Sadeghpour, E. Demler, T. C. Killian,

Creation of Rydberg Polarons in a Bose Gas

R. Schmidt, J. D. Whalen, R. Ding, F. Camargo, G. Woehl, Jr., S. Yoshida, J. Burgdörfer, F. B. Dunning, E. Demler, H. R. Sadeghpour, and T. C. Killian

Theory of excitation of Rydberg polarons in an atomic quantum gas

Links to the articles:
Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 083401 (2018)
Phys. Rev. A 97, 022707 (2018)

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For an overview see: Altmetric Attention Score: Top 50 of 17919 articles published by Phys. Rev. Lett. (as of March 20, 2018)

Wikipedia: "Rydberg Polaron"; also discussed in the article on "Exotic matter"

Creation of a cold-atom Fermi–Hubbard antiferromagnet

A. Mazurenko, C. S. Chiu, G. J. Ji, M. F. Parsons, M. Kanasz-Nagy, R. Schmidt, F. Grusdt, E. Demler, D. Greif, and M. Greiner

A cold-atom Fermi–Hubbard antiferromagnet

Link to the article: Nature 545, 462 (2017)

News and Views by Thierry Giamarchi: "Quantum physics: A firmer grip on the Hubbard model", Nature (2017).

Press coverage: Harvard Gazette,, ScienceTimes, Physicsworld

Real-time formation of Fermi polarons

M. Cetina, M. Jag, R. S. Lous, I. Fritsche, J. T. M. Walraven, R. Grimm, J. Levinsen, M. M. Parish,

R. Schmidt, M. Knap, and E. Demler

Ultrafast many-body interferometry of impurities coupled to a Fermi sea

Link to the article: Science 354, 96 (2016)

Press coverage: Harvard press release, TU Munich press release,, ScienceAlert, EurekAlert,, Gizmodo, SpaceDaily, Futurism,


The angulon quasiparticle

R. Schmidt, and M. Lemeshko

Rotation of Quantum Impurities in the Presence of a Many-Body Environment

Link to the article: Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 203001 (2015)

Press coverage: IST press release, Tiroler Tageszeitung, Austria Presse Agentur (in German)

Wikipedia: List of Quasiparticles



Angulons at strong coupling

R. Schmidt, and M. Lemeshko

Deformation of a quantum many-particle system by a rotating impurity

Link to the article: Phys. Rev. X 6, 011012 (2016)

Press coverage: IST press release,, ScienceDaily, EurekAlert, Space Daily, AzoQuantum, and Austria Presse Agency