Iacopo Carusotto completed his Ph.D. in 2000 at Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy, followed by post-doctoral work at Laboratoire Kastler Brossel of École Normale Supérieure in Paris. Since 2003, he has been a researcher at the BEC Center of CNR in Trento, Italy. He has been an associated researcher for CNRS in France and visiting professor at ETH-Zurich. One of his primary scientific interests is superfluidity effects in degenerate gases of atoms and of exciton-polaritons in solids and, more generally, the theory and phenomenology of quantum fields in optical and condensed-matter systems.
With the right configuration of laser beams, researchers could measure how much of an ultracold atomic gas is actually superfluid.