Invited Speakers

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Each day begins with a keynote talk given by one of the invited speakers.

Monday: Gerhard Rempe (MPQ, Garching, Germany)

  • Quantum information processing with neutral atoms in cavities
  • Cavity quantum electrodynamics
  • Application of Rydberg atoms in quantum optics and quantum information
  • Cold polar molecules

Tuesday: Francesca Ferlaino (University of Innsbruck, Austria)

  • Fundamental few- and many-body phenomena realized with ultracold quantum gases of atoms and molecules
  • Exotic states of matter such as giant three-body states, quantum dipolar gases of highly magnetic atoms and ultracold polar molecules
  • Bose-Einstein condensation of erbium atoms

Wednesday: Michael Fleischhauer (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany)

  • Electromagnetically induced transparency, slow and stationary light and applications in quantum information and many-body physics
  • Strongly interacting one-dimensional systems and their numerical simulation
  • Many-body physics Rydberg gases and Rydberg polaritons
  • Phases and phase transitions in non-equilibrium steady states of open systems
  • Quantum Hall and symmetry protected topological systems

Thursday: Immanuel Bloch (MPQ, Garching, Germany)

  • Ultracold quantum gases
  • Investigation of strongly correlated quantum many-body systems
  • Quantum simulations
  • Quantum information processing
  • Non-equilibrium quantum dynamics

Friday: Ed Hinds (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)

Ed Hinds had to cancel his attendance on short notice.

  • Quantum information processing with ultracold neutral atoms
  • Physics of BECs in traps, waveguides and chips
  • Time reversal symmetry tests using quantum interference in a molecular beam
  • Atom optics: Development of coherent transporters and beam splitters as the building blocks for a microscopic interferometer
  • Ultracold molecules
  • Cavity quantum electrodynamics
  • Measurement of the electron electric dipole moment as a test of fundamental theories

Friday: Randolf Pohl (MPQ, Garching, Germany)

Laser spectroscopy of exotic "muonic" atoms (muonic hydrogen, deuterium, and muonic helium ions), the measurement of the radius of the proton and its impact on fundamental physical theories.