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Advances in Quantum Simulation with Ultracold Atoms

Workshop | Monday, October 29, 2018 - Friday, November 09, 2018
Directors:
Leonardo Fallani (University of Florence)
Tommaso Macrì (Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte)
Christophe Salomon (ENS )
Luis Santos (Hannover University )

 

OVERVIEW

Quantum simulation is an exceptionally vivid field of research embracing several areas of physics, ranging from atomic, molecular, and optical physics, to condensed-matter, nuclear, gravitational and high-energy physics, as well as quantum information science. The goal of quantum simulation is to address important, yet unsolved quantum Hamiltonians by “synthesizing” them in experimental quantum systems so as to directly measure the properties of these models, otherwise very hard to be handled by classical computations. This approach is well summarized by Feynman's own words: 'Nature isn’t classical, dammit, and if you want to make a simulation of nature, you’d better make it quantum mechanical, and by golly it’s a wonderful problem, because it doesn’t look so easy'. Ultracold atomic quantum gases, in particular, offer a unique setting for quantum simulation of interacting many-body systems. The high degree of controllability, the novel detection possibilities and the extreme physical parameter regimes that can be reached provide an exciting complementary set-up compared e.g. with natural condensed-matter systems, allowing the study of novel quantum states of matter that are very hard to achieve, or are completely inaccessible in Nature.

 

In the last ten years, a worldwide effort has been devoted to pursuing these goals, bringing together researchers from very diverse disciplines. It has been experimentally proved that through quantum simulation, one can extract the equation of state of Bose and Fermi systems, map out phase diagrams, detect quantum critical behavior, realize new forms of strongly-correlated fermionic superfluids, and determine localization in disordered systems even in the presence of interactions, giving experimental support to the now popular field of many-body localization. At the same time, the breakthrough in controlling long-range interactions via Rydberg atoms, polar molecules and trapped ions, and the success in reaching quantum degeneracy for large-spin particles have opened up exciting possibilities of exploring new classes of magnetic Hamiltonians both in the ground state and their non trivial quantum dynamics. Moreover, the trapping of atoms with high magnetic moments led recently to the discovery of the quantum analogue of classical ferrofluid phases.

 

The realization of the quantum gas microscope, since recently available also for fermionic atoms, has opened up yet another set of amazing possibilities, from directly accessing correlations of quantum states, to directly probing the wave functions of many-body systems out of equilibrium through quantum quenches. One of the remarkable achievements in recent years has also been the realization of synthetic background gauge fields, akin to magnetic fields in electronic systems, and exact implementations of fundamental models of topological quantum matter, whose importance was recently recognized with the Nobel prize. Finally, the quantum simulation of dynamical abelian and non-abelian gauge fields using ultracold gases in optical lattices paved the way for the realization of toy models of quantum field theories leading to the big goal of solving yet unresolved mysteries of high-energy physics as well as topological quantum matter.

 

These spectacular results have opened new directions of research and more ambitious challenges. The purpose of this event is to bring together young and experienced researchers in the rapidly developing field of quantum simulation with ultracold atoms to interact and develop new ideas in a pleasant scientific environment. The conference will be divided into a school dedicated to young scientists entering the field, and an international workshop where the latest developments and major challenges, as well as the new directions, will be targeted and discussed.

 

List of topics to be presented:

 

  • Spin-orbit coupling and gauge fields

  • Topological quantum matter

  • Dipolar physics and Rydberg atoms

  • Quantum magnetism

  • Large-spin systems and spinor physics

  • Transport and dynamics in low-dimensional systems

  • Unitary fermions and bosons

  • Polarons

  • Disorder and many-body localization

  • Bosonic and fermionic quantum microscopes

  • Quantum metrology

  • Trapped ions

     

REGISTRATION 

In order to assist the organizing staff to timely issue invitation and visa letters, book accommodation and communicate important information, the prospective participants are kindly asked to register by clicking on the "Register" button at the top of this page.

 Registration deadline: September 29, 2018

 

REGISTRATION FEE

The policy of the International Institute of Physics with respect to organization of events demands collecting a registration fee from the participants. Members of the local community (institutions in Natal) are considered as free listeners and are exempt from paying the fee.

 

Students = R$ 400 Brazilian reais 

Postdocs/Professionals = R$ 800 Brazilian reais 

 

*Registration fee is accepted in cash only.

** Information about lodging will be posted soon.

 

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Available for those who qualify for financial help. You may apply for financial support when filling out your registration form (Registration page).  

 

For more information, please contact our events department at: events@iip.ufrn.br

 

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EVENT PROGRAM
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Date Time Speakers Name Talk Title

Monday

October 29, 2018

08:00 am - 08:00 am

BUS LEAVES HOTEL PRAIAMAR CONVENTIONS

08:30 am - 09:00 am

REGISTRATION

08:50 am - 12:30 pm

Leonardo Fallani

Chairperson

University of Florence

09:00 am - 10:00 am

Tilman Pfau

Invited Lecturers

Stuttgart University

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Giuseppe Mussardo

Invited Lecturers

SISSA, Trieste

11:00 am - 11:30 am

COFFEE-BREAK

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sandro Stringari

Invited speaker

University of Trento

12:30 pm - 02:00 pm

LUNCH

01:50 pm - 05:00 pm

Tommaso Macrì

Chairperson

Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Antoine Browaeys

Invited Lecturers

Institute d'Optique, Palaiseau

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Philipp Schindler

Invited Lecturers

IQOQI

04:00 pm - 04:30 pm

COFFEE-BREAK

04:30 pm - 04:45 pm

Mariusz Franciszek Gajda

Oral Contribution

Polish Academy of Sciences

04:45 pm - 05:00 pm

Senne Van Loon

Oral Contribution

UAntwerpen

Tuesday

October 30, 2018

08:50 am - 12:30 pm

Andrea Trombettoni

Chairperson

SISSA, Trieste

09:00 am - 10:00 am

Sandro Stringari

Invited Lecturers

University of Trento

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Antoine Browaeys

Invited Lecturers

Institute d'Optique, Palaiseau

11:00 am - 11:30 am

COFFEE-BREAK

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Tilman Pfau

Invited Lecturers

Stuttgart University

12:30 pm - 02:00 pm

LUNCH

01:50 pm - 04:30 pm

Tilman Pfau

Chairperson

Stuttgart University

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Giuseppe Mussardo

Invited speaker

SISSA, Trieste

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Philipp Schindler

Invited speaker

IQOQI

04:00 pm - 04:15 pm

Lorena Bianchet

Oral Contribution

ICFO

04:15 pm - 04:30 pm

Bruno Ricardi

Oral Contribution

Campinas State University

04:30 pm - 06:00 pm

COFFEE BREAK AND POSTER SESSION

Wednesday

October 31, 2018

08:50 am - 12:30 pm

Giuseppe Mussardo

Chairperson

SISSA, Trieste

09:00 am - 10:00 am

Antoine Browaeys

Invited Lecturers

Institute d'Optique, Palaiseau

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Philipp Schindler

Invited speaker

IQOQI

11:00 am - 11:30 am

COFFEE-BREAK

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Giuseppe Mussardo

Invited speaker

SISSA, Trieste

12:30 pm - 02:00 pm

LUNCH

01:50 pm - 05:30 pm

Fabio Cinti

Chairperson

University of Johannesburg

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Sandro Stringari

Invited Lecturers

University of Trento

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Tilman Pfau

Invited speaker

Stuttgart University

04:00 pm - 04:30 pm

COFFEE-BREAK

04:30 pm - 04:45 pm

Andre Cidrim

Oral Contribution

Federal University of São Carlos

04:45 pm - 05:00 pm

Tiago José Arruda

Oral Contribution

São Carlos Institute of Physics

05:00 pm - 05:15 pm

Daniel Pęcak

Oral Contribution

Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences

05:15 pm - 05:30 pm

Diego Paiva Pires

Oral Contribution

IIP-UFRN

Thursday

November 01, 2018

08:50 am - 12:30 pm

Sandro Stringari

Chairperson

University of Trento

09:00 am - 10:00 am

Cristiane Morais Smith

Invited Lecturers

Utrecht University

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Cristiane Morais Smith

Invited Lecturers

Utrecht University

11:00 am - 11:30 am

COFFEE-BREAK

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Augusto Smerzi

Invited speaker

INO-CNR, Florence

12:30 pm - 02:00 pm

LUNCH

01:50 pm - 04:00 pm

Antoine Browaeys

Chairperson

Institute d'Optique, Palaiseau

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Augusto Smerzi

Invited speaker

INO-CNR, Florence

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Augusto Smerzi

Invited speaker

INO-CNR, Florence

04:00 pm - 05:30 pm

COFFEE BREAK AND POSTER SESSION

07:00 pm - 10:00 pm

SOCIAL DINNER AT RESTAURANT CAMARÕES

Friday

November 02, 2018

09:00 am - 05:00 pm

BEACH EXCURSION TO PONTA DO PIRAMBU

Monday

November 05, 2018

08:00 am - 08:00 am

BUS LEAVES HOTEL PRAIAMAR CONVENTIONS

08:30 am - 09:00 am

REGISTRATION

09:00 am - 12:30 pm

Christophe Salomon

Chairperson

ENS

09:30 am - 10:00 am

Christian Gross

Invited speaker

Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Andre Eckardt

Invited speaker

MPI-PKS, Dresden

10:30 am - 11:30 am

COFFEE-BREAK

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Ulrich Schneider

Invited speaker

Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge

TBA

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Axel Pelster

Invited speaker

Technical University of Kaiserslautern

12:30 pm - 02:00 pm

LUNCH

02:00 pm - 02:30 pm

Hans Peter Büchler

University of Stuttgart

02:30 pm - 03:00 pm

Cesar Cabrera

Invited speaker

The Institute of Photonic Sciences

TBA

03:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Fabio Cinti

Invited speaker

University of Johannesburg

03:30 pm - 04:00 pm

COFFE-BREAK

04:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Emanuel Henn

Invited speaker

USP-Sao Carlos

04:30 pm - 05:00 pm

M. A. Caracanhas

Invited speaker

Physics Institute of São Carlos

TBA

05:15 pm - 05:30 pm

Luis A. Peña Ardila

Oral Contribution

University of Aarhus

Tuesday

November 06, 2018

08:50 am - 12:30 pm

Augusto Smerzi

Chairperson

INO-CNR, Florence

09:00 am - 09:30 am

Klaus Sengstock

Invited speaker

University of Hamburg

TBA

09:30 am - 10:00 am

Marcello Dalmonte

Invited speaker

ICTP, Trieste

TBA

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Luca Barbiero

Invited speaker

Bruxelles University

10:30 am - 11:30 am

COFFEE-BREAK

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Enrique Rico

Invited speaker

University of Bilbao

TBA

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Matteo Rizzi

Invited speaker

Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet, Mainz

12:30 pm - 02:00 pm

LUNCH

01:50 pm - 04:15 pm

Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler

Chairperson

Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet, Mainz

02:00 pm - 02:30 pm

Herwig Ott

Invited speaker

University of Kaiserslautern

TBA

02:30 pm - 03:00 pm

Giovanna Morigi

Invited speaker

University of Saarland, Saarbruecken

TBA

03:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Martin Weitz

Invited speaker

Bonn University

03:30 pm - 03:45 pm

Jacopo Catani

Oral Contribution

National Optical Institute

03:45 pm - 04:00 pm

Sankalpa Ghosh

Oral Contribution

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)

04:00 pm - 04:15 pm

Rafael Rothganger De Paiva

Oral Contribution

Federal University of ABC

04:15 pm - 05:45 pm

COFFEE-BREAK AND POSTER SESSION

Wednesday

November 07, 2018

08:50 am - 12:00 pm

Thomas Pohl

Chairperson

Aarhus university

09:00 am - 09:30 am

Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler

Invited speaker

Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet, Mainz

09:30 am - 10:00 am

Igor Lesanovsky

Invited speaker

Nottingham University

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Kaden Hazzard

Invited speaker

Rice University, Houston

TBA

10:30 am - 11:30 am

COFFEE-BREAK

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Rick van Bijnen

Invited speaker

IQOQI

TBA

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm

Aristeu Rosendo Pontes

Oral Contribution

Unilab

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm

Marcio Heraclyto Gonalves

Oral Contribution

Federal University of Pernambuco

12:30 pm - 02:00 pm

LUNCH

01:50 pm - 03:30 pm

Alexander Fetter

Chairperson

Stanford University

02:00 pm - 02:30 pm

Anna Minguzzi

Invited speaker

CNRS, Grenoble

02:30 pm - 03:00 pm

Andrea Trombettoni

Invited speaker

SISSA, Trieste

TBA

03:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Luca Salasnich

Invited speaker

University of Padova

07:00 pm - 10:00 pm

SOCIAL DINNER AT RESTAURANT TÁBUA DE CARNE

Thursday

November 08, 2018

08:50 am - 12:30 pm

Hans Peter Büchler

Chairperson

University of Stuttgart

09:00 am - 09:30 am

Alexander Fetter

Invited speaker

Stanford University

09:30 am - 10:00 am

Gora Shlyapnikov

Invited speaker

LPTMS, Paris

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Sadhan Kumar Adhikari

Invited speaker

São Paulo State University

TBA

10:30 am - 11:30 am

COFFEE-BREAK

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Luca Pezzè

Invited speaker

CNR-INO, Florence

TBA

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm

Patricia Christina Marques Castilho

Oral Contribution

LKB - Collège de France

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm

Frederik Stephan Görg

Oral Contribution

ETH Zurich

12:30 pm - 02:00 pm

LUNCH

01:50 pm - 03:00 pm

Igor Lesanovsky

Chairperson

Nottingham University

02:00 pm - 02:30 pm

Thomas Pohl

Invited speaker

Aarhus university

TBA

02:30 pm - 03:00 pm

Giacomo Valtolina

Invited speaker

Boulder University

TBA

03:30 pm - 04:00 pm

COFFEE-BREAK

03:30 pm - 04:30 pm

Dan Stamper-Kurn

Invited speaker

University of California, Berkeley

TBA

04:30 pm - 06:00 pm

POSTER SESSION

Friday

November 09, 2018

08:50 am - 12:30 pm

Ulrich Schneider

Chairperson

Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge

09:00 am - 09:30 am

Giacomo Roati

Invited speaker

LENS, Florence

09:30 am - 10:00 am

Thereza C. de L. Paiva

Invited speaker

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

TBA

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Peter Schauss

Invited speaker

Princeton University

10:30 am - 11:30 am

COFFEE-BREAK

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Matteo Zaccanti

Invited speaker

LENS, Florence

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Carlos Noschang Kuhn

Invited speaker

Swinburne University of Technology

12:30 pm - 02:00 pm

LUNCH