Synopsis

He-4 LabThe group is studying quantum turbulence and wave turbulence in superfluid He-4 - quantal phenomena resulting from Bose Einstein condensation (BEC) in the liquid.

Our work illuminates the fundamentals of statistical mechanics, casts classical fluid dynamics in a new perspective, and suggests a possible explanation of the giant "rogue" waves that occasionally appear on the ocean and overwhelm large ships. There are possible applications in relation to the use of wave power for electricity generation.