BAD HONNEF PHYSICS SCHOOL ON QUANTUM TECHNOLOGIES
5-10 August 2018
Physikzentrum, Bad Honnef, Germany
Application deadline is Monday, April 30, 2018.
Quantum technologies (QT) are expected to bring transformative innovation to science, economy and society. They emanate from basic research and require concerted efforts in education, theory and engineering to advance all of their application domains. The QT summer school aims at graduate students, PhDs, postdocs and people from industry with technical background. It offers an efficient, first-hand introduction into this exciting field and its current status in science and industry. All major areas of QT – quantum communication, simulation, computation, metrology and sensing – will be presented by leaders in their respective field, with emphasis on those who are particularly strong in Germany. In addition, start-ups and established companies will present their vision of what will enable QT and of what QT can achieve. The participants will have the opportunity to present their own work in the form of posters.
LIST OF CONFIRMED LECTURERS:
* Oliver Benson
* Dmitry Budker
* Christian Groß
* Rudolf Gross
* Fedor Jelezko
* Carsten Klempt
* Christoph Marquardt
* Peter Michler
* Thomas Monz
* Giovanna Morigi
* Tracy Northup
* Markus Oberthaler
* Gerhard Rempe
* Piet Schmidt
* Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler
* Kilian Singer
* Jürgen Stuhler
* Harald Weinfurter
* Frank Wilhelm-Mauch
The application form is available at the Physics School website www.dpg-physik.de/dpg/pbh/aktuelles/S118.html. Application deadline is Monday, April 30, 2018.
200 € covering full board and lodging (100 € for members of the German Physical Society (DPG)).
The school is supported by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation.
The organizers: Jürgen Stuhler (TOPTICA), Piet Oliver Schmidt (PTB Braunschweig / U Hannover), Fedor Jelezko (U Ulm), Harald Weinfurter (LMU München), Stephan Ritter (TOPTICA)
This week the ColOpt network is hosted by C. Zimmermann, and S.Slama at the Physikalisches Institut der Universität Tübingen. All researchers will spend the week at the Institute with research skills training from S.Slama EKUT, Gian-Lucca Oppo USTRAT, N. Piovella UMIL, G.Morigi USAAR, C. Raab TOPTICA, and T. Ackemann USTRAT.
24th Young Atom Opticians conference registration deadline extended to 22nd March 2018.
The programme includes invited speakers Bill Philips, Robin Kaiser, Mauro Paternostro, Andrew Daley, and Leticia Tarruell. For registration and full programme details visit YAO 2018.
SUPA Summer School in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Photonics
University of St Andrews, Scotland 16th – 23rd June 2018
Scottish Universities Summer School in Physics 74
CDT Applied Photonics Summer School-Programme
Register online: www.cdtphotonics.hw.ac.uk/summer-school-2018
Registration closes 31st March. Limited Bursaries available
Our first network event took place on 17th -25th October 2017. Our 10 active ESRs spent the first week at USTRAT and the second week on a residential course at Loch Lomond. The ColOpt Board came to USTRAT for 2 days for a meeting and to interact with the new researchers.Well done to the team that took on the challenge to climb Beinn Dubh.
This week QuAMP2017 the biennial international conference on Quantum, Atomic, Molecular and Plasma Physics is in Glasgow. The conference organising committee is chaired by Sonja Franke-Arnold (UGLAS), and involves other colleagues from Strathclyde, Glasgow, and the ColOpt network.
The meeting will covers quantum information and technology, quantum optics, ultra-cold matter, the interaction of light with molecules and plasmas.
Other ColOpt colleagues are also active at the conference. We have our first conference poster from a ColOpt Early Stage Researcher. Fransesco Castellucci (UGLAS) will present his poster titled “Spatially dependent Electromagnetically Induced Transparency.”
Giovanna Morigi, (USAAR) will give an invited talk on Buckling transitions and clock order of two-dimensional coulomb crystals.
Tilman Esslinger (ETH) has recently been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant for his project “Mass, heat and spin transport in interlinked quantum gases”. The project is known as TransQ which aims to create to create a versatile experimental and methodological platform for exploring transport mechanisms with quantum gases. Full information is available on the ERC website
Congratulations to Tilman and his team at ETH.
Courtesy of Aidan Arnold
Dr William (Bill ) Phillips, joint Nobel Laureate in 1997 gave a public physics Lecture on Thursday 20 July: Time, Einstein and the coolest stuff in the Universe
Bill delivered an inspiring, and engaging lecture showcasing physics. The lecture was complemented by the fantastic interactive activities provided by the staff and students from University of Strathclyde’s physics department.
Liquid nitrogen brought even more excitement to lecture, and then generated ice cream for afterwards!
Courtesy of Marco Piani
Courtesy of Marco Piani
QuAMP2017 is a biennial international conference on Quantum, Atomic, Molecular and Plasma Physics. The abstract submission deadline has been EXTENDED to 24th July 2017. The meeting will cover quantum information and technology, quantum optics, ultra-cold matter, the interaction of light with molecules and plasmas. QuAMP 2017 will be held in Glasgow from 4-7 September 2017. The conference organising committee is chaired by Sonja Franke-Arnold (UGLAS), and involves other colleagues from Strathclyde, and Glasgow.
Many of our ColOpt colleagues are attending CLEO®/Europe-EQEC in Munich this week. Highlights include Tilman Esslinger’s (ETHZ) keynote on quantum simulations with quantum gases, and the invited talk from Wilhelm Kaenders (TOPTICA) titled “Time for Quantum Technologies?” Additionally Thorsten Ackemann (Strathclyde) will co-chair a plenary session and present the EPS 2017 Prizes for Applied Aspects of Quantum Electronics and Optics.