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“A quantum simulator is designed to explore specific problems, for instance in quantum chemistry and bio-molecular physics, where there are important open questions related to energy transport and molecular structures.”

Research profile

Servaas Kokkelmans is Associate Professor in the Coherence and Quantum Technology group in the Department of Applied Physics at Eindhoven University of Technology and scientific director of the Center for Quantum Materials and Technology Eindhoven QT/e. His research focuses on strongly-interacting quantum gases and quantum simulators. He is an expert on the manipulation of interatomic interactions. Kokkelmans aims to simulate the conditions at the heart of a neutron star in a unitary quantum gas, a line of research that may have tremendous impact on the development of quantum materials and quantum computers and the understanding and applications of superconductivity.

Kokkelmans has expertise in the many-body properties of strongly interacting Fermi and Bose gases, ultracold collisions, Feshbach resonances as tool for few-body physics including ultracold molecules and Efimov trimers, ultracold plasmas and Rydberg atom quantum simulators.

Academic background

Servaas Kokkelmans studied Physics at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), obtaining his MSc in 1996 and his PhD on interacting atoms in clocks and condensates in 2000. After this he went abroad for two two-year postdoctoral research positions. The first at JILA, University of Colorado (USA) and the second at Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, ENS (France). In 2004, he returned to TU/e to take on the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Physics at TU/e. In 2017, Kokkelmans became Associate Professor at TU/e. In 2018, he founded the Center for Quantum Materials and Technology Eindhoven QT/e.

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Research Output

Simulating polaron biophysics with Rydberg atoms

Płodzień, M., Sowiński, T. & Kokkelmans, S., 13 Jul 2017, In : arXiv.org, e-Print Archive, Physics. 2017, 5 p., 1707.04120.

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  • Sub-Poissonian statistics of jamming limits in ultracold Rydberg gases

    Sanders, J., Jonckheere, M. & Kokkelmans, S. J. J. M. F., 23 Jul 2015, In : Physical Review Letters. 115, 4, p. 043002-1/5 5 p.

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  • 11 Citations (Scopus)
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    Nuclear-Spin-Independent Short-Range Three-Body Physics in Ultracold Atoms

    Gross, N., Shotan, Z., Kokkelmans, S. J. J. M. F. & Khaykovich, L., 2010, In : Physical Review Letters. 105, 10, p. 103203-1-4 4 p., 103203.

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  • 101 Citations (Scopus)
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    Total control over ultracold interactions via electric and magnetic fields

    Marcelis, B., Verhaar, B. J. & Kokkelmans, S. J. J. M. F., 2008, In : Physical Review Letters. 100, 15, p. 153201-1/4 4 p., 153201.

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  • 31 Citations (Scopus)
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    Ramsey fringes in a Bose-Einstein condensate between atoms and molecules

    Kokkelmans, S. J. J. M. F. & Holland, M. J., 2002, In : Physical Review Letters. 89, 18, p. 180401-1/4 4 p., 180401.

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  • 153 Citations (Scopus)
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    Prizes

    NWO Vici Award : From neutron star to quantum computer

    S.J.J.M.F. Kokkelmans (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: NWOViciScientific

  • Activities

    • 3 Invited talk
    • 1 Contributed talk

    Dipolar Molecules workshop, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

    Servaas Kokkelmans (Invited speaker)
    12 Feb 2013

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    International Workshop on Critical Stability of Quantum Few-Body Sysytems, 9-15 October 2011, Erice, Sicily, Italy

    Servaas Kokkelmans (Invited speaker)
    9 Oct 2011

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    ESF POLATOM, Conference on Cold Atoms, Semiconductor, Polaritons and Nanoscience, 2-6 May 2011, Chersonissos, Crete, Greece

    Servaas Kokkelmans (Invited speaker)
    2 May 2011

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

    Direct Observation of the Opening and Closing of Inelastic Scattering Channels

    Servaas Kokkelmans (Speaker), S.D. Gensemer (Speaker), K. Gibble (Speaker)
    27 May 2008

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

    Courses

    Applied quantum physics

    1/09/13 → …

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    Ultracold quantum physics

    1/09/15 → …

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    Approximations based on the Weinberg series for the Two-Body T Matrix

    Author: Schmiermann, A. I., 2019

    Supervisor: Kokkelmans, S. J. (Supervisor 1), Mestrom, P. M. (Supervisor 2) & Li, J. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Bachelor

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    Bose-Einstein condensates with long-range dipolar interactions

    Author: van Bijnen, R., 31 Dec 2008

    Supervisor: Kokkelmans, S. (Supervisor 1), de Graaf, J. (Supervisor 2) & Rienstra, S. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    Creating Rydberg crystals in ultra-cold gases using stimulated Raman adiabatic passage schemes

    Author: Plantz, N. & van der Wurff, E., 2012

    Supervisor: van Bijnen, R. (Supervisor 1), Kokkelmans, S. (Supervisor 2) & Vredenbregt, E. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Bachelor

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    Cumulant expansion for an ultracold quantum gas

    Author: van de Kraats, J., 2019

    Supervisor: Kokkelmans, S. J. (Supervisor 1), Mestrom, P. M. (Supervisor 2) & Musolino, S. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Bachelor

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