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Atomic Physics
Gordon Research Conference

Dates

June 28 - July 3, 2009

Location

Tilton School
Tilton, NH

Organizers

Chair:
Protik K. Majumder

Vice Chair:
John M. Doyle

Meeting Description

The Atomic Physics Gordon Conference has a long history of bringing together top researchers and future leaders in the fields of atomic, molecular, and optical physics. This Gordon Conference showcases the close-knit community in atomic physics, and is a well known venue for substantial and informal interaction between students, young speakers, and senior figures in the field. The conference always features a great deal of lively discussion during the sessions, but equally important are the spaces in between, where ideas move, collaborations form, and connections are made.

The Atomic Physics Gordon Conference moves with the frontiers of atomic physics, relating this discipline to the other branches of the physical sciences whenever possible. Recent session themes include precision measurements and spectroscopy, laser-cooling of atoms and molecules, quantum degenerate gases, quantum information science, quantum optics, laser science, ultrafast and high-field physics, atomic and molecular collision processes, tests of fundamental symmetries in nature, connections to condensed-matter physics, and applications to biophysics.

While we expect that the 2009 conference will attract a number of senior physicists, we expect that it will again feature a large number of younger participants. We especially encourage the participation of graduate students and postdocs, and we anticipate that some financial support for these researchers may be available. A highlight of the Atomic Physics conference has been a pair lively and stimulating poster sessions, and we encourage participants to share their work in this way again next summer. The setting of the Tilton school affords many opportunities for informal scientific conversations, as well as afternoon activities both on-campus and in the greater New Hampshire Lakes region. Scientific session titles and individual speaker names will be listed here as they are confirmed.

Meeting Program

SUNDAY
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in (Office Closed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmCOLD MOLECULES
7:40 pm - 8:00 pm Discussion Leader: David DeMille (Yale)
"Introduction"
8:00 pm - 8:35 pm Rudy Grimm (Innsbruck)
"Ultracold molecules: recent advances"
8:35 pm - 8:45 pm Discussion
8:45 pm - 9:20 pm Jun Ye (JILA)
"Cold and ultracold polar molecules"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmPRECISION MEASUREMENTS AND FUNDAMENTAL TESTS
9:00 am - 9:20 am Discussion Leader: Mike Romalis (Princeton)
"Introduction"
9:20 am - 10:00 am Blayne Heckel (Washington)
"New results in the search for a permanent electric dipole moment in 199Hg"
10:00 am - 10:10 am Discussion
10:10 am Coffee Break / Group Photo
10:40 am - 11:20 am Christophe Salomon (ENS)
"Fundamental tests with atomic clocks"
11:20 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pm Christopher Stubbs (Harvard)
12:10 pm - 12:20 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmOPTICAL LATTICES
7:30 pm - 7:50 pm Discussion Leader: Trey Porto (NIST-Gaithersburg)
"Introduction"
7:50 pm - 8:30 pm Simon Foelling (Harvard)
"Quantum Gas Microscope"
8:30 pm - 8:40 pm Discussion
8:40 pm - 9:20 pm Wolfgang Ketterle (MIT)
"Bosons and fermions in optical lattices"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmMESOSCOPIC AND CONDENSED-MATTER PHYSICS
9:00 am - 9:20 am Discussion Leader: Konrad Lehnert (JILA)
"Introduction"
9:20 am - 10:00 am Jack Harris (Yale)
"How wrong can Ohm's Law be? Persistent currents in dissipative rings"
10:00 am - 10:10 am Discussion
10:10 am Coffee Break
10:40 am - 11:20 am Ron Walsworth (Harvard / Smithsonian)
"NV Diamond Magnetometry"
11:20 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pm Oskar Painter (Caltech)
"Coupled Photonic and Phononic Nanosystems"
12:10 pm - 12:20 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 6:00 pmFree Time
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmATOMIC AND MOLECULAR COLLISIONS AND INTERACTIONS
7:30 pm - 7:50 pm Discussion Leader: Thad Walker (Wisconsin)
"Introduction"
7:50 pm - 8:30 pm Heather Lewandowski (JILA)
"Cold atom-molecule interactions"
8:30 pm - 8:40 pm Discussion
8:40 pm - 9:20 pm Roman Krems (UBC)
"Cold controlled chemistry"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmQUANTUM INFORMATION SCIENCE
9:00 am - 9:20 am Discussion Leader: Chris Monroe (Maryland/JQI)
"Introduction"
9:20 am - 10:00 am Jake Taylor (MIT)
"Applications for quantum bits"
10:00 am - 10:10 am Discussion
10:10 am Coffee Break
10:40 am - 11:20 am Rainer Blatt (Innsbruck / IQOQI)
"Quantum information science with trapped Ca+ ions"
11:20 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pm Isaac Chuang (MIT)
"Trapped ions and optical cavities"
12:10 pm - 12:20 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session II
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
(Nominations for the next Vice Chair; Fill out Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss future Site & Scheduling preferences; Election of the next Vice Chair)
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmULTRAFAST AND X-RAY PHYSICS
7:30 pm - 7:50 pm Discussion Leader: Linda Young (Argonne)
"Introduction"
7:50 pm - 8:30 pm Kenji Ohmori (IMS, Japan)
"Spatiotemporal Coherent Control with Picometer and Attosecond Precision"
8:30 pm - 8:40 pm Discussion
8:40 pm - 9:20 pm Margaret Murnane (JILA)
"Harnessing Attosecond Science for Monitoring and Manipulating Electrons"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmBOSE AND FERMI GASES
9:00 am - 9:20 am Discussion Leader: Dave Weiss (Penn State)
"Introduction"
9:20 am - 10:00 am Markus Oberthaler (Heidelberg)
"Coherent number squeezing and entanglement in Bose-Einstein condesates"
10:00 am - 10:10 am Discussion
10:10 am Coffee Break
10:40 am - 11:20 am Masahito Ueda (Tokyo)
"Symmetry Breaking in Bose-Einstein Condensates"
11:20 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pm Debbie Jin (JILA)
12:10 pm - 12:20 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 6:00 pmFree Time
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmCAVITY QED AND QUANTUM OPTICS
7:30 pm - 7:50 pm Discussion Leader: Michael Chapman (Georgia Tech)
"Introduction"
7:50 pm - 8:30 pm Serge Haroche (ENS)
"Quantum non-demolition measurements in cavity QED: recent results and perspectives"
8:30 pm - 8:40 pm Discussion
8:40 pm - 9:20 pm Rob Schoelkopf (Yale)
"Making and Measuring Bell States with Superconducting Circuits"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDepart
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