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Bose-Einstein Condensation and Superfluidity

Lev Pitaevskii and Sandro Stringari


This volume introduces the basic concepts of Bose–Einstein condensation and superfluidity. It makes special reference to the physics of ultracold atomic gases; an area in which enormous experimental and theoretical progress has been achieved in the last twenty years. Various theoretical approaches to describing the physics of interacting bosons and of interacting Fermi gases, giving rise to bosonic pairs and hence to condensation, are discussed in detail, both in uniform and harmonically trapped configurations. Special focus is given to the comparison between theory and experiment, concerning ... More

Keywords: Bose–Einstein condensation, superfluidity, ultracold gases, superfluid helium, Bogoliubov theory, quantized vortices, harmonic trapping, collective oscillations, critical velocity, unitary Fermi gas, dipolar gases, quantum mixtures

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198758884
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758884.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lev Pitaevskii, author
Senior Researcher, University of Trento

Sandro Stringari, author
Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Trento