724. WE-Heraeus-Seminar Collective Effects and Non‐Equilibrium Quantum Dynamics

2020-06-03 - 2020-06-06
Registration deadline: 
2020-04-30 (All day)
Physikzentrum, Bad Honnef

Collective, non-linear dynamics and spontaneous self-organization are abundant in nature, sciences and technology. These processes are found in biology and chemistry, in non-linear optics and condensed matter physics, and across both the classical and the quantum regime. The understanding of such dynamics is important for fundamental sciences, where the non-equilibrium quantum dynamics is a major quest from a fundamental point of view, and for quantum technologies, with the demand for complex systems with robust quantum coherent dynamics.

A promising and versatile platform to study these processes in a highly controlled way is the collective interaction of light with laser-cooled cold or quantum-degenerate matter. This experimental setting explores the innovative control of matter through optomechanical effects, identifying novel quantum phases, investigating light transport in strongly scattering and disordered systems. Additionally, it is advancing our knowledge of long-range coupled systems in the presence of noise and driving fields.

This seminar focuses on collective effects and non-equilibrium quantum dynamics in systems with matter-light interaction. In addition to self-organization of matter in classical and quantized light fields, collective scattering involving coupled dipoles and finite-range interactions, via complex multi-mode light fields or via Rydberg atoms will be central topics in the workshop.

The full details of the workshop and application links are on the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation website: 724. WE-Heraeus-Seminar

Invited speakers

Andreas Nunnenkamp, University of Cambridge

Davide Dreon, ETH Zurich

Ehud Meron, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Giovanna Morigi, University of Saarbrücken

Gordon Robb, University of Strathclyde

Igor Ferrier- Barbut, Laboratoire Charles Fabry Institut d’Optique

Lauriane Chomaz, University of Innsbruck

Michael Drewsen, Aarhus University

Monika Schleier-Smith, Stanford University

Nicolas Cherroret, CNRS -GdR COMPLEXE

Nir Davidson, Weizman Institute of Science

Oded Zilberberg, ETH Zurich

Oliver Steinbock, Florida State University

Peter Kirton, University of Vienna

Robin Kaiser,Université Côte d’Azur/ CNRS

Sonja Franke-Arnold, University of Glasgow

Thomas Pohl, Aarhus University

Vladan Vuletic, MIT

Venue and Application

The venue for this seminar is the Physikzentrum Hauptstr. 5, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany. Lectures, accommodation and meals will all take place at the Physikzentrum. Accommodation will be booked for admitted participants automatically by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation. The event has capacity for around 70 participants.

Application is via the WE-Heraeus Foundation website:  724. WE-Heraeus-Seminar

Application deadline: 30th April 2020

Enquiry about the 724. WE-Heraeus-Seminar

Scientific Organisers

Dr. Tobias Donner, ETH Zürich • Prof. Dr. Thorsten Ackemann, U of Strathclyde • Prof. Dr. Sebastian Slama, U Tübingen



Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Hauptstraße 5,
Bad Honnef 53604