Dr Elmar Haller

Senior Lecturer



Personal statement

Elmar Haller is a Senior Lecturer at the Experimental Quantum Optics and Photonics Group of the Department of physics. He is interested in fundamental research in the fields of atomic and molecular physics, ultracold atoms, and quantum simulation. His current research focuses on the study of bosonic and fermionic quantum gases, with an emphasis on transport phenomena and the interplay of interactions and confinement. 

Elmar joined the Physics Department of the University of Strathclyde in 2012 as a Postdoc and Marie Curie Fellow in the group of Prof. S. Kuhr to build a quantum-gas microscope with images of single, site-resolved, fermionic atoms. In 2015, he received a Chancellor’s Fellowship of the University of Strathclyde and started an experimental setup to study Cesium atoms in optical lattices.

Prior to his work at Strathclyde, Elmar studied Physics at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, examining for his diploma thesis microtraps on atom-chips in the group of Prof. J. Schmiedmayer. During his doctoral work, he studied quantum phases in low-dimensional systems in the group of Prof. H.-C. Nägerl at the University of Innsbruck in Austria. His PhD thesis was rewarded with the DAMOP Dissertation Award of the American Physical Society in 2011.


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Dr. Elmar Haller
University of Strathlcyde
Department of Physics
John Anderson Building, Room 308(2)
Glasgow G4 0NG
United Kindgom

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A comparative study of deconvolution techniques for quantum-gas microscope images
La Rooij A, Ulm C, Haller E, Kuhr S
New Journal of Physics Vol 25 (2023)
Instabilities of interacting matter waves in optical lattices with Floquet driving
Di Carli Andrea, Cruickshank Robbie, Mitchell Matt, La Rooij Arthur, Kuhr Stefan, Creffield Charles, Haller Elmar
Physical Review Research Vol 5 (2023)
Accurate holographic light potentials using pixel crosstalk modelling
Schroff Paul, La Rooij Arthur, Haller Elmar, Kuhr Stefan
Scientific Reports Vol 13 (2023)
Floquet solitons and dynamics of periodically driven matter waves with negative effective mass
Mitchell Matthew, Carli Andrea Di, León Germán Sinuco, Rooij Arthur La, Kuhr Stefan, Haller Elmar
Physical Review Letters Vol 127 (2021)
Collisionally inhomogeneous Bose-Einstein condensates with a linear interaction gradient
Di Carli Andrea, Henderson Grant, Flannigan Stuart, Colquhoun Craig D, Mitchell Matt, Oppo Gian-Luca, Daley Andrew J, Kuhr Stefan, Haller Elmar
Physical Review Letters Vol 125 (2020)
Excitation modes of bright matter-wave solitons
Carli Andrea Di, Colquhoun Craig D, Henderson Grant, Flannigan Stuart, Oppo Gian-Luca, Daley Andrew J, Kuhr Stefan, Haller Elmar
Physical Review Letters Vol 123 (2019)

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Professional Activities

Science @ Strathclyde - Physics laboratory activities

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DTP 2224 University of Strathclyde | Cruickshank, Robbie
Haller, Elmar (Principal Investigator) Kuhr, Stefan (Co-investigator) Cruickshank, Robbie (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2026
DTP 2224 University of Strathclyde | Koehn, Lennart
Kuhr, Stefan (Principal Investigator) Haller, Elmar (Co-investigator) Koehn, Lennart (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 01-Jan-2026
Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Parsonage, Christopher
Kuhr, Stefan (Principal Investigator) Haller, Elmar (Co-investigator) Parsonage, Christopher (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2024
Quantum solitons and cluster states with well-defined atom number (New Investigator)
Haller, Elmar (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2022
QuProCS - Quantum Information Probes for Complex Systems - H2020-FET PROACTIVE
Kuhr, Stefan (Principal Investigator) Daley, Andrew (Co-investigator) Haller, Elmar (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 31-Jan-2018

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Dr Elmar Haller
Senior Lecturer

Email: elmar.haller@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 3309/5749