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Atomic Physics
Gordon Research Conference

Dates

June 23-28, 2013

Location

Salve Regina University
Newport, RI

Organizers

Chair:
Deborah Jin

Vice Chair:
Vladan Vuletic

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 quantum degenerate gases, quantum information science, quantum optics, mesoscopic devices, cold molecules, ultrafast and high-field physics, atomic and molecular collision processes, tests of fundamental symmetries in nature, connections to condensed-matter physics and particle physics, and applications to biophysics.

While we expect that the 2013 conference will attract a number of senior physicists, we also 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 of lively and stimulating poster sessions, and we encourage participants to share their work in this way again next summer. The setting of Salve Regina University affords many opportunities for informal scientific conversations, as well as afternoon activities both on-campus and in the city of Newport, Rhode Island.

Contributors

Meeting Program

SUNDAY
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmDipolar Gases and Cold Molecules
7:40 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion Leader: Luis Santos (Leibniz Universitat Hannover)
"Introduction: Changing the rules of the game with the dipole-dipole interaction: from dipolar condensates to quantum magnetism in polar lattice gases"
8:00 pm - 8:40 pmShin Inouye (University of Tokyo)
"Experiments on ultracold KRb molecules"
8:40 pm - 8:45 pmDiscussion
8:45 pm - 9:25 pmTanya Zelevinsky (Columbia University)
"Sr2 in optical lattices: magnetic effects, QED sensitivity, molecular clock"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmPrecision Measurements
9:00 am - 9:25 amDiscussion Leader: Jun Ye (JILA, NIST & University of Colorado)
"Introduction: What's so common about Doyle, Safronova, and Thompson?"
9:25 am - 10:05 amJohn Doyle (Harvard)
"The ACME electron EDM search experiment"
10:05 am - 10:15 amDiscussion
10:15 amGroup Photo / Coffee Break
10:40 am - 11:20 amMarianna Safronova (University of Delaware)
"The search for new physics with atomic systems"
11:20 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmJames Thompson (JILA)
"A Nearly-Lightless Laser"
12:10 pm - 12:20 pmDiscussion
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 pmControlling Molecules and Materials Using Light
7:30 pm - 7:55 pmDiscussion Leader: Margaret Murnane (JILA, University of Colorado)
"Introduction: Science at the Timescale of the Electron"
7:55 pm - 8:35 pmNaomi Halas (Rice University)
"Coherent Plasmonics"
8:35 pm - 8:45 pmDiscussion
8:45 pm - 9:25 pmTamar Seideman (Northwestern University)
"New directions in strong field coherent control: From spinning tops to ultrafast switches"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
TUESDAY
Important Note: Please be aware that the order of events on Tuesday, June 25 deviates from the standard schedule that is used on all other days of the meeting. The revised schedule is displayed below.
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 am - 10:30 amFree Time
10:30 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session I (continued)
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 5:00 pmQuantum Information and Quantum Optics
1:30 pm - 2:10 pmDiscussion Leader: Ivan Deutsch (University of New Mexico)
"Introduction: New Directions in the Atom-Light Quantum Interface"
2:10 pm - 2:20 pmDiscussion
2:20 pm - 3:00 pmMichal Lipson (Cornell University)
3:00 pm - 3:10 pmDiscussion
3:10 pmCoffee Break
3:40 pm - 4:20 pmEdo Waks (University of Maryland, JQI)
"Coherent control of interactions between a single quantum dot and a photon"
4:20 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmFree Time
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmMesoscopics and Devices
7:30 pm - 7:55 pmDiscussion Leader: Jeff Kimble (California Institute of Technology)
"Introduction: Strong Interactions of Single Atoms & Photons in 1D Photonic Crystals"
7:55 pm - 8:35 pmMukund Vengalattore (Cornell University)
"Atom-mediated optomechanics: Using ultracold gases to control optomechanical systems"
8:35 pm - 8:45 pmDiscussion
8:45 pm - 9:25 pmPhilipp Treutlein (University of Basel)
"Quantum interface of ultracold atoms and a micromechanical membrane"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmQuantum Simulation and Optical Lattices
9:00 am - 9:25 amDiscussion Leader: Immanuel Bloch (MPQ)
"Introduction: Realizing Quantum Matter with Ultracold Atoms and Ions"
9:25 am - 10:05 amGiovanna Morigi (Saarland University)
"Quantum superposition of crystalline structures"
10:05 am - 10:15 amDiscussion
10:15 amCoffee Break
10:40 am - 11:20 amIan Spielman (JQI, NIST & University of Maryland)
"Artificial gauge fields for cold atoms: Spin and momentum engineering"
11:20 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmChris Monroe (JQI, University of Maryland)
"Quantum Magnetism from the Bottom Up"
12:10 pm - 12:20 pmDiscussion
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 pmRydberg Atoms
7:30 pm - 7:55 pmDiscussion Leader: Mark Saffman (University of Wisconsin)
"Introduction: Creating atomic and optical entanglement with Rydberg atoms"
7:55 pm - 8:35 pmPhilippe Grangier (Paris Institute of Technology)
"Manipulating Atoms and Photons using Rydberg Blockade"
8:35 pm - 8:45 pmDiscussion
8:45 pm - 9:25 pmAlex Kuzmich (Georgia Tech)
"Quantum optics with Rydberg atoms"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmBose and Fermi Gases
9:00 am - 9:25 amDiscussion Leader: Dan Stamper-Kurn (University of California at Berkeley)
"Introduction: Topology and symmetry of quantum gases"
9:25 am - 10:05 amMartin Zwierlein (MIT)
"Heavy Solitons in a Fermionic Superfluid"
10:05 am - 10:15 amDiscussion
10:15 amCoffee Break
10:40 am - 11:20 amGretchen Campbell (JQI, NIST & University of Maryland)
"Superfluid atom circuits"
11:20 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmEugene Demler (Harvard University)
"Exploring many-body physics with synthetic matter"
12:10 pm - 12:20 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session II (continued)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFew-Body Systems
7:30 pm - 7:55 pmDiscussion Leader: Chris Greene (Purdue University)
"Introduction: Recombination, clustering, and few-body correlations"
7:55 pm - 8:35 pmJohannes Hecker-Denschlag (University of Ulm)
"Three body recombination --- revisited"
8:35 pm - 8:45 pmDiscussion
8:45 pm - 9:25 pmSelim Jochim (University of Heidelberg)
"One, two, three, many: Exploring quantum systems one atom at a time"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture

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