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


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)
Interferometric measurement of micro-g acceleration with levitated atoms
Di Carli A, Colquhoun C D, Kuhr S, Haller E
New Journal of Physics Vol 21 (2019)
Microwave preparation of two-dimensional fermionic spin mixtures
Peaudecerf B, Andia M, Brown M, Haller E, Kuhr S
New Journal of Physics Vol 21 (2019)
Note : a simple laser shutter with protective shielding for beam powers up to 1 W
Colquhoun Craig D, Di Carli Andrea, Kuhr Stefan, Haller Elmar
Review of Scientific Instruments Vol 89 (2018)
Sub-Doppler laser cooling of 40K with Raman gray molasses on the D2 line
Bruce G D, Haller E, Peaudecerf B, Cotta D A, Andia M, Wu S, Johnson M Y H, Lovett B W, Kuhr S
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Vol 50 (2017)

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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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