Quantum Reflection

October 22-24, 2007

ITAMP, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge Ma 0213

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Monday, October 22, 2007   Phillips Auditorium

08:30–08:50 Coffee/Registration
Session I:          Introduction and Welcome
08:50–
Kate Kirby: Welcome   ONLINE TALK
09:00 Piotr Froelich: Introduction  
Session II          Quantum Reflection: From Cold to Ultracold and Bose-Einstein Condensed Atoms       Chair: Piotr Froelich
09:00–09:20  Tom Greytak:
Early Experiments on Quantum Reflection of Hydrogen from Liquid Helium

ONLINE TALK

09:25–09:55 Carlo Carraro:
Quantum Reflection: concepts, verification, and applications
10:00–10:20 Morning Break
10:20–10:50
Makoto Morinaga:
Coherent reflection of slow metastable rare gas atoms from a solid surface

ONLINE TALK

10:55–11:25
Yong-Il Shin:
Quantum reflection with Bose-Einstein condensates

ONLINE TALK

11:30–12:00
Maarten DeKieviet:
Quantum Reflection from nanostructures: an experimental test of QED and non-Newtonian gravity
12:00–14:00
Lunch Break
Session III:         Bose-Einstein condensates near surfaces: quantum reflection and dynamics          Chair: Maarten DeKieviet
14:00–14:30
Mauro Antezza:
Thermal effects of the surface- atom interaction: theory and recent experimental results with ultra-cold gases
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ONLINE TALK

14:35–15:05 Andrew Martin:
Quantum Reflection of Solitons and Bright Solitary Waves

ONLINE TALK

15:10–15:40
Joachim Brand:
Quantum Reflection of Matter-wave Solitons from Potential Wells

ONLINE TALK

15:45–16:05 Afternoon Break
Session IV:       Theoretical Issues          Chair: Martial Ducloy
16:10–16:40
Harald Friedrich:
Near-threshold behaviour of quantum reflection amplitudes

ONLINE TALK

16:45–17:15
Eric Heller:
The Role of Resonance and Decoherence in the Sticking Problem

ONLINE TALK

17:20–17:50
Dennis Clougherty:
The effect of quantum dissipation on quantum reflection and sticking
18:00–19:30
Reception in Perkins Lobby

Tuesday, October 23   Phillips Auditorium
08:00–08:30 Coffee and Pasteries

Section V:      Atoms in wave-guides and traps          Chair: Harald Friedrich

09:00–09:35 Alexander Jurisch:
“Trapping cold atoms by Quantum Reflection”

ONLINE TALK

9:40–10:10 Piotr Froelich:
“Gravitational states of antihydrogen atoms bouncing on a solid surface”

ONLINE TALK

10:15–10:35 Morning Break
10:35–11:05 Valery Nesvizhevsky:
“Gravitationally bound quantum states of neutrons”

ONLINE TALK

Section VI:   Atom-Surface Interactions          Chair: Alex Cronin
11:10–11:40

Galina L. Klimchitskaya:
“Influence of atomic and surface properties on the van der Waals and Casimir atom-wall interaction   with possible applications to BEC”

ONLINE TALK

11:45–12:15 Carsten Henkel:
“Cold matter waves in thermal near fields”

ONLINE TALK

12:20–14:00 Lunch Break
14:00–14:30 Martial Ducloy:
“Multilevel atom dynamics and reflection processes near surfaces”

ONLINE TALK

14:35–15:05 Bruce Doak:
“Sufficiency conditions for quantum reflection”

ONLINE TALK

15:10–15:40 Ashok K. Mohapatra:
“Reflection of cold atoms from magnetic thin film atom mirror: From atom optics to measurement of short range forces”

ONLINE TALK

15:45–16:05 Afternoon Break
16:10–16:40 Federico Capasso:
"Casimir forces and QED torques: measurements and design by tailoring of boundary conditions

ONLINE TALK

16:45–17:15 Mark Raizen:
“Coherent slowing of a supersonic beam with an atomic paddle”

Wednesday, October 24   Phillips Auditorium
08:00–08:30 Coffee and Pasteries
Section VII:     Atom and mirrors and Atom Optics          Chair: Dennis Clougherty
8:30–9-00   Ilya Dodin:
“Classical analogues of atom manipulation techniques  using laser radiation”

ONLINE TALK

9:05–9:35 Angela Guzman:
“Quantum reflection in evanescent-wave mirrors”
9:40–10:10 Robin Côté:
“Evanescent-wave mirrors as controllable traps”

ONLINE TALK

10:15–10:35   Morning Break
10:35–11:05 Dmitri Kouznetsov:
Zeno Effect, Ridged Mirrors and Atomic Nanoscopy
11:10–11:40 Alex Cronin:
“Atom interferometry measurements of atom-surface interactions”
11:45–12:15 Tom Judd:
Manipulating Atomic Matter Waves by Quantum Reflection
12:20–14:00   Lunch Break
Section VIII:     Quantum Reflection and nano- technological engineering          Chair: Jim Babb
14:00–14:30  Javier Madronero:
“Quantum reflection and scattering of ultracold atoms from nanostructures”
ONLINE TALK
14:35–14:55 Robin Scott:
“Quantum reflection of Bose-Einstein condensates: Mean-field disruption and scattering halos.”
15:00-15:20 Mark Fromhold:
“Quantum reflection of Bose-Einstein condensates from semiconductor surfaces”
15:25–15:55   Concluding Thoughts and Summary

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