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From Atomic to Mesoscale: The Role of Quantum Coherence in Systems of Various Complexities


 March 10-12, 2014


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Cambridge, MA, USA






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Preliminary Scientific Program

All Sessions are held in Phillips Auditorium (60 Garden St.)
Each Talk is for 30 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for Q&A.




Monday, March 10, 2014






8:30 am


Registration, Coffee and Pastries


8:55 am


Welcome, by ITAMP Director



Session I  Chair: Svetlana Malinovskaya

9:00-9:40    


Mikhail Lukin: "New Interface Between Quantum Optics and Nanoscience"


9:40-10:20


Christopher Monroe : "Building Quantum Magnets, Atom by Atom"

10:20-10:50


Break


10:50-11:30


Vlad Shalaev: "Metamaterial-enhanced single-photon source"

11:30-12:10


Jelena Vuckovic: "Coherent control of quantum dots in optical nanocavities"

12:15


Lunch












Session II  Chair: TBD

2:00-2:40


Duncan G.Steel: "Coherent Control of Electronic and Nuclear States in a Quantum Dot"

2:40-3:20


Victor Galitski: "Many -body physics of spin-orbit-coupled quantum gases"

3:20-4:00


Dan Stamper-Kurn: "Seeing spin dynamics in atomic gases"

4:00-4:30


Break


4:30-5:10


Eugene Polzik: "Beyond the Heisenberg uncertainties"

5:10-5:50


Jonathan Dowling: "Classical Computers Very Likely Can Not Efficiently Simulate Multimode Linear Optical or Atomic Interferometers with Arbitrary Fock-State Inputs"



6:00 PM




RECEPTION



Tuesday, March 11, 2014




8:30


Coffee and Pastries








Session III  Chair: TBD








9:00-9:40 

Christoph Keitel: "Quantum coherence at high energies"
9:40-10:20

Seth Lloyd: "Optimal energy transport in photosynthesis"
10:20-10:50

Break
10:50-11:30

Louis DiMauro: "Strong-Field Atomic Physics in the Long Wavelength Limit"
11:30-12:10

Marlan Scully: "Quantum Amplification by Superradiant Emission
via Canonical Transformations"




12:10-2:00

Lunch














Session IV  Chair: Tony Lee








2:00- 2:40


Ana Maria Rey: "New frontiers in quantum simulation enabled by precision laser spectroscopy"
2:40-3:20

Balakrishnan Naduvalath: "Fundamental studies of ultracold collisions and reactions"

3:20-4:00

Jahan Dawlaty: "Quantum Dynamics and Coherence in Chemical and Biological Light Harvesting Beyond Exciton Transport"




4:00-4:30

Break
4:30-5:10

Mark Havey: "Light scattering in a dense and cold gas of 87Rb atoms"




5:10-5:50

Xibo Zhang: "Making the best atomic clock and using it to study quantum many-body physics"






6:00


Poster session (Rotunda)







Wednesday, March 12,2014












8:30 am


Coffee and Pastries








Session V  Chair: Irina Novikova




9:00-9:40 

Gennady Shvets: "Title: Emulating AMO and Condensed Matter Phenomena with Metamaterials: From Fano Resonances to Topological Insulators"
9:40-10:20

Maxim Sukharev: "Ultra-Fast Optics of Hybrid Materials under Strong Coupling Conditions"
10:20-10:50

Break
10:50-11:30

Uwe Thumm: "Attosecond time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy of atoms and surfaces"
11:30-12:10

Adi Natan: "Experimental evidence of light induced conical intersections in strong field dissociation of diatomic molecules"
12:10-2:00


Lunch
2:00- 2:40

Susanne Yelin: "Superradiance and Entanglement"




2:40-3:20

Ron Walsworth: "Nanoscale Magnetic Imaging Using Diamond"
















3:20


Closing of the workshop






4:30


Joint ITAMP/HQOC Colloquium by Paula Cappellaro
Quantum control for efficient metrology

    The success of quantum-enhanced sensors relies on precise control of the experimental systems to protect them from undesired sources of noise. Unfortunately, simple application of known strategies to reduce decoherence does not necessarily translate into an improvement of phase measurements: techniques - such as dynamical decoupling - that eliminate decoherence also eliminate the very signal that one wishes to measure.

    In this talk I will show how to extend control techniques to quantum metrology tasks, achieving a better and more flexible compromise between sensitivity and noise protection. In addition, tailoring the sensor dynamic can help reveal temporal and spatial information about the target.

    We can for example use coherent control of quantum sensors to simultaneously reconstruct the arbitrary profile of time-varying fields and correct for unwanted noise sources; or we can achieve high frequency resolution, thus allowing precise spectroscopy.

    I will illustrate applications of these strategies in experimental implementations based on the Nitrogen-Vacancy center in diamond.