685th WE-Heraeus-Seminar
Bad Honnef, Germany
December 17 - 21, 2018


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Research Frontiers

in Ultracold Quantum Gases
 

Scope

 

Since the first experimental realization of Bose-Einstein condensation in ultracold atomic gases in 1995, there have been several substantial breakthroughs. Today, systems of bosonic or fermionic quantum gases allow for a very high level of experimental control concerning all ingredients of the underlying many-body Hamiltonian. The corresponding trapping geometry can be designed to be harmonic, anharmonic or, recently, even box-like, which mimics a quasi-uniform potential. Furthermore, the shape of the two-particle interaction can be modified from the short-ranged and isotropic contact interaction to the long-ranged and anisotropic dipolar interaction. In particular the possibility to tune the strength of the contact interaction to basically any attractive or repulsive value with the aid of the Feshbach resonances allows nowadays to probe quantum fluids in regimes and under conditions hitherto unavailable. Since 2011 it has even been experimentally achieved to also tune the kinetic energy of the many-body Hamiltonian by producing synthetic spin-orbit coupling. This nourishes the prospect to generate for neutral atoms abelian gauge fields, as they appear in electromagnetism for charged particles, but also non-abelian gauge fields, as they occur in the standard model of elementary particle physics. Therefore, quantum gases are considered to be ideal quantum simulators, that is, they are best capable to simulate difficult quantum problems in condensed matter physics and other fields of physics in the sense of Richard Feynman from 1982.
 
This seminar, which will bring together about 80 participants in December 2018, will provide a comprehensive survey of the different facets of this rapidly evolving subject. Leading international experts will review the present status of the most promising developments concerning ultracold quantum gases from both the experimental and the theoretical point of view, and will discuss future trends and perspectives. Participants are invited to present their current research in three poster sessions. In addition, 6 outstanding contributions will be selected for shorter talks.
 
Thus, the seminar will foster the exchange of information in this fast-developing field at the frontier of contemporary physics, and provide ample opportunity for scientific discussions. Similar to the previous workshops

it is also intended to initiate future collaborations amongst the participants.

 

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Location

 

Travel Information Bad Honnef

   

 
 
   

Research Topics

Strong Correlations
Dipolar Quantum Gases
Quantum Information
Photonic Systems
Hybrid Systems
Disorder Effects
Spinor BEC
Degenerate Fermions
BEC/BCS crossover
Tunneling
Dynamics
Spin-Orbit Coupling
Gauge Fields
Magnetism
Anyons
Vortices and Transport
Turbulence
Simulating Gravity


     

Invited Speakers

 

James Anglin

Kaiserslautern, Germany  
 

Johann Blatter

Zurich, Switzerland  
 

Joachim Brand

Auckland, New Zealand  
 

Gretchen Campbell

JQI, USA  
 

Franco Dalfovo

Trento, Italy  
 

Leonardo Fallani

Florence, Italy  
 

Francesca Ferlaino

Innsbruck, Austria  
 

Elisabeth Giacobino

Paris, France  
 

Christian Groß

Munich, Germany  
 

Dieter Jaksch

Oxford, United Kingdom  
 

Selim Jochim

Heidelberg, Germany  
 

Wolfgang Ketterle

Boston, USA  
 

Giovanna Morigi

Saarbrücken, Germany  
 

Silke Ospelkaus

Hannover, Germany  
 

Tilman Pfau

Stuttgart, Germany  
 

Arno Rauschenbeutel

Vienna, Austria  
 

Laurent Sanchez-Palencia

Palaiseau, France  
 

Anna Sanpera

Barcelona, Spain  
 

Yoshiro Takahashi

Kyoto, Japan  
 

Leticia Tarruell

Barcelona, Spain  
 

Michael Thorwart

Hamburg, Germany  
 

Masahito Ueda

Tokyo, Japan  
 

Curt von Keyserlingk

Princeton, USA  
 

Martin Weitz

Bonn, Germany  
 

Martin Zwierlein

Boston, USA  

 
 
   

Contributed Speakers

 

Vanderlei Bagnato

Sao Carlos, Brazil  
 

Uwe Fischer

Seoul, South Korea  
 

Julian Leonard

Boston, USA  
 

Philipp Preiss

Heidelberg, Germany  
 

Richard Schmidt

Munich, Germany  
 

Emi Yukawa

Saitama, Japan  

 
 
   

Latest news:

- The 685th WE-Heraeus-Seminar Research Frontiers in Ultracold Quantum Gases will be funded by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation.
- There will be no registration fee for participants. Lodging and meals will be fully covered at the Physikzentrum, Bad Honnef (Germany).
- Studens and reseachers, who would like to attend the 685th WE-Heraeus SeminarResearch Frontiers in Ultracold Quantum Gases, should send an informal email to
axel.pelster ad physik.uni-kl.de
until August 31, 2018
.
In case that you would like to present a poster, please send both title and abstract.
- The accepted participants will be informed by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation shortly after the deadline August 31, 2018.
- Note that the arrival for the 685th WE-Heraeus-Seminar is scheduled on the late afternoon of Sunday, December 16, 2018 as the conference will start on Monday, December 17, 2016 at 8.40 and will end on Friday, December 21, 2018 after lunch time.



Poster:

The poster for the 685th WE-Heraeus Seminar Research Frontiers in Ultracold Quantum Gases can be downloaded from the homepage.

 
       

Scientific Organizers:

Axel Pelster
Fachbereich Physik
Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Erwin-Schrödinger-Strasse
67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
axel.pelster[ad]physik.uni-kl.de   
phone: 0049-631-205-2270
fax: 0049-631-205-3907
Carlos Sa de Melo
School of Physics
Georgia Institute of Technology
837 State Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0430, USA
carlos.sademelo[ad]physics.gatech.edu phone: 001-404-894-5088
fax: 001-404-894-9958