724. WE-Heraeus-Seminar 2021

Collective Effects and Non‐Equilibrium Quantum Dynamics

27th June – 30th June 2021.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 measures our seminar planned for 2020 has been rescheduled.  Further details of the workshop format and programme are currently being developed.

Further details will be available on the: Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation website: 724. WE-Heraeus-Seminar

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 are on the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation website: 724. WE-Heraeus-Seminar

Invited speakers

These are currently being confirmed and will be a announced in early 2021.

Scientific Organisers

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