724. WE-Heraeus-Seminar 2020

Collective Effects and Non‐Equilibrium Quantum Dynamics

3rd-6th June 2020

Physikzentrum, Bad Honnef, Germany

Application deadline: 31st March 2020

Summary of workshop

Collective, non-linear dynamics and spontaneous self-organization are abundant in nature, sciences and technology. These processes are found in biology and chemistry, in non-linear optics and condensed matter physics, and across both the classical and the quantum regime. The understanding of such dynamics is important for fundamental sciences, where the non-equilibrium quantum dynamics is a major quest from a fundamental point of view, and for quantum technologies, with the demand for complex systems with robust quantum coherent dynamics.

A promising and versatile platform to study these processes in a highly controlled way is the collective interaction of light with laser-cooled cold or quantum-degenerate matter. This experimental setting explores the innovative control of matter through optomechanical effects, identifying novel quantum phases, investigating light transport in strongly scattering and disordered systems. Additionally, it is advancing our knowledge of long-range coupled systems in the presence of noise and driving fields.

This seminar focuses on collective effects and non-equilibrium quantum dynamics in systems with matter-light interaction. In addition to self-organization of matter in classical and quantized light fields, collective scattering involving coupled dipoles and finite-range interactions, via complex multi-mode light fields or via Rydberg atoms will be central topics in the workshop.

The full details of the workshop and application links are on the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation website: 724. WE-Heraeus-Seminar

Invited speakers

Andreas Nunnenkamp, University of Cambridge
Corinna Kollath, University of Bonn
Davide Dreon, ETH Zurich
Ehud Meron, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Giovanna Morigi,  University of Saarland
Gordon Robb, University of Strathclyde
Igor Ferrier- Barbut, Laboratoire Charles Fabry Institut d’Optique
Lauriane Chomaz,  University of Innsbruck
Michael Drewsen,  Aarhus University
Monika Schleier-Smith,  Stanford University
Nicolas Cherroret, CNRS -GdR COMPLEXE
Nir Davidson, Weizman Institute of Science
Oded Zilberberg,  ETH Zurich
Oliver Steinbock,  Florida State University
Peter Kirton,  University of Strathclyde
Robin Kaiser,  University of Nice
Sonja Franke-Arnold,  University of Glasgow
Thomas Pohl , Aarhus University
Vladan Vuletic,  MIT

Venue and Application

The venue for this seminar is the Physikzentrum Hauptstr. 5, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany. Lectures, accommodation and meals will all take place at the Physikzentrum. Accommodation will be booked for admitted participants automatically by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation. The event has capacity for around 70 participants.

Application is via the WE-Heraeus Foundation website:  724. WE-Heraeus-Seminar

Application deadline: 31st March 2020

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Scientific Organisers

Dr. Tobias Donner, ETH Zürich • Prof. Dr. Thorsten Ackemann, U of Strathclyde • Prof. Dr. Sebastian Slama, U Tübingen