Kenichi Kasamatsu (Kinki University)
Title: Bosons in an optical lattice with a synthetic magnetic field
Ultracold atoms in a optical lattice have been a particularly important field
to study a wide range of fundamental problems in condensed matter physics.
Recently, there have been some proposals to "synthesize" a magnetic field
to the lattice systems, which provides a plausible route to realize quantum
correlated phases of cold atoms such as quantum Hall states.
In this talk, we present finite temperature phase structures of hard-core bosons
in a two-dimensional optical lattice subject to a synthetic magnetic field.