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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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atoms Physics & Astronomy
gases Physics & Astronomy
scattering Physics & Astronomy
superfluidity Physics & Astronomy
Bose-Einstein condensates Physics & Astronomy
molecules Physics & Astronomy
crossovers Physics & Astronomy
collisions Physics & Astronomy

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Research Output 1996 2019

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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biophysics
simulators
proteins
atoms
excitation
11 Citations (Scopus)

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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jamming
statistics
gases
excitation
atoms
97 Citations (Scopus)

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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nuclear spin
physics
ground state
nuclear physics
atoms
30 Citations (Scopus)

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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electric fields
magnetic fields
phase shift
interactions
atomic interactions
152 Citations (Scopus)

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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Bose-Einstein condensates
oscillations
resonance scattering
atoms
molecules

Prizes

NWO Vici Award : From neutron star to quantum computer

Servaas Kokkelmans (Recipient), 2015

Recognition: NWOViciScientific

quantum computers
neutron stars
gases

Activities 2008 2013

  • 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 → …

Course

Ultracold quantum physics

1/09/15 → …

Course

Student theses

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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Efimov physics for a finite square well potential

Author: Mestrom, P., 2015

Supervisor: Kokkelmans, S. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Bachelor

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Efimov physics for different two-body interaction models

Author: Rademaker, T., 2014

Supervisor: Kokkelmans, S. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Bachelor

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Efimov trimers in a harmonic potential

Author: Portegies, J., 31 Aug 2009

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

Student thesis: Master

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