ColOpt Winterschool, Herrsching, Ammersee

  Peter Barker, Lecture 2

The ColOpt winterschool running this week here in Herrsching. We had two days with Tilmann Esslinger, Peter Barker and Francesco Piazza speaking at the school. The school is running all week with different speakers, delegate poster presentations and talks from selected poster abstracts.

Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou, and Donna Strickland Awarded 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics

Lasers and optical physics are back in focus after the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou, and Donna Strickland. The prize was awarded for work with lasers,  and optical tweezers.

Special congratulations and thanks from ColOpt to Arthur Ashkin as his pioneering work is on optomechanical forces and optomechanical trapping is central for our research interest.

For full details of the prize follow the links: Nobel Prize 2018 and the work are in the APS article: Focus: Nobel Prize—Lasers as Tools


ColOpt Science Day @ Glasgow Science Centre 15th September 2018

Our fifteen Researchers presented interactive experiments at the Glasgow Science Centre during our ColOpt science day on the 15th September 2018.

Dr Bunhead_ ColOpt Science Day

ColOpt colleagues at YAO 2018

Our colleague Robin Kaiser (INLN) was an invited speaker at YAO 2018, giving a presentation titled “Coherent Light scattering by cold atoms: from Anderson to
Dicke and back”.

Three ESRs were selected to present talks: Arthur Jungkind (UINN) Cavity QED in the blue detuned regime, Xiangliang Li ( ETHZ) Self organisation of Ultracold atoms in two crossed
cavities across the atomic resonance, and Francesco Castellucci ( UGLAS)Spatially dependent Electromagnetically Induced Transparency. While posters from Giuseppe Baio ( USTRAT) Optomechanical self-structuring of cold atoms involving orbital angular momentum & Adrián Costa-Boquete ( USTRAT) Self-organized spin and density ordering of cold atoms in cavities.

Workshop on Long-range Interactions and Synchronization May 28-31, 2018

The workshop on Long-range Interactions and Synchronization will take place in May, hosted by ICTP-SAIFR in São Paulo, Brazil
The workshop brings together statistical physicists and dynamical physicists to discuss common aspects of long-range and synchronizing systems, addressing both fundamental techniques (large deviations theory, kinetic theory, dimensional reduction, equilibrium and nonequilibrium statistical physical aspects, etc) and applications (networks, light-matter interactions, etc). Two colleagues from ColOpt are invited speakers Robin Kaiser (INLN) on Synchronization of cold atoms and Giovanna Morigi (USAAR) on Cavity quantum electrodynamics

Full details of the event are available on the organiser’s website: