Jose D'Incao Portrait
Associate Research Professor • Associate Fellow - JILA

Office: DUAN F219

Research Interests:

The core of my research profile lies on the study of correlations in few-body atomic systems, i.e., systems with three or more atoms, at ultracold temperatures. Such systems are of fundamental importance for ultracold quantum gases, e.g., Bose-Einstein condensates and Degenerate Fermi gases. Collisions involving few atoms can determine the stability/lifetime of ultracold gases and allow for the control of the interactions in the system and the access of novel phases of the matter. Due to its extremely nonpertubative nature, few-body systems pose some of the greatest challenges facing theorists in various fields including atomic, molecular, particle and nuclear physics and chemistry. In particular, in the regime of strong interactions few-body physics display universal properties related to the so-called Efimov physics, predicted nearly 40 years ago and first experimentally demonstrated in an ultracold gas. This bizarre and counterintuitive effect now provides a quantum workhorse that permits us to study some of the deepest features of universal few-body physics, bringing forth the promise of a new level of control that might potentially provide ideas for exploring ultracold gases in exotic dynamical regimes. 

Selected Publications:

  1. “On the appearance of families of Efimov states in the spinor three-body problem”, V. E. Colussi, C. H. Greene and J. P. D’Incao, submitted to EPJ [arXiv:1509.00515]
  2. “Universal few-body physics in resonantly interacting spinor condensates”, V. E. Colussi, C. H. Greene, and J. P. D’Incao, submitted to J. Phys. B [arXiv:1507.08954]
  3. "Generalized Efimov effect in one dimension”, S. Moroz, J. P. D’Incao, and D. S. Petrov, submitted to Phys. Rev. Lett. [arXiv:1506.03856]
  4. “Ultracold Three-body Recombination in Two Dimensions”, J. P. D’Incao, Fatima Anis and B. D. Esry, Phys. Rev. A 91, 062710 (2015) [arXiv:1411.2321]                                              
  5. “Adiabatic Hyperspherical Representation for the Three-body Problem in Two Dimensions”, J. P. D’Incao and B. D. Esry, Phys. Rev. A 90, 042707 (2014) [arXiv:1404.0324]
  6. "Three-body Physics in Strongly Correlated Spinor Condensates”, V. E. Colussi, C. H. Greene and J. P. D’Incao, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 045302 (2014) [arXiv:1402.2911]
  7. “Quenching to unitarity: Quantum dynamics in a 3D Bose gas”, A. G. Sykes, J. P. Corson, J. P. D’Incao, K. R. A. Hazzard, A. P. Koller, C. H. Greene, A. M. Rey, and J. L. Bohn, Phys. Rev. A 89, 021601 (2014) [arXiv:1309.0828]