Ultracold Group II Atoms:
Theory and Applications

September 18-20 , 2006

Phillips Auditorium, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge Ma 02138

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Monday, September 18, 2006   
Coffee and Pastries http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/dvlwrap/itamp/0609/

Introduction and Welcome: Kate Kirby, ITAMP Co- Director and Workshop Organizers,
Paul Julienne, Nils Andersen, and Jun Ye

Session I Chair: Jun Ye
9:15-9:55 Chris Oates: Optical Atomic Clocks Based on Laser-Cooled Ca  and Yb Atoms
9:55-10:35 Pierre Lemonde: An Accurate Optical Lattice Clock with 87Sr Atoms


10:35-11:05 Morning Break

11:05-11:45 Uwe Sterr: Optical Clocks with Ultracold Calcium and Strontium Atoms (Abstract)
11:45-12:25 Tetsuya Ido: Sr Optical Lattice Clock (Abstract)
12:25-1:55 Lunch Break
Session II Chair: Paul Julienne
2:00-2:40 Tanya Zelevinsky: Strontium Narrow Line Photoassociation in an Optical Lattice


2:40-3:20 Roman Ciurylo: Optical Feshbach Resonances Near the Intercombination Transition


3:20-3:50 Afternoon Break
3:50-4:30 Katsunari Enomoto:Photoassociation Spectroscopy of Ytterbium atoms with dipole-allowed and intercombination transitions
4:30-5:10 Tom Killian: Photoassociative Spectroscopy of Atomic Strontium (Abstract)
5:30-7:00 Reception

Tuesday, September 19, 2006   

8:30–9:00 Coffee and Pastries
Session III Chair: Kalle-Antti Suominen

Ivan Deutsch: Quantum Information Processing with 171Yb


Florian Schreck: Group II meets Group I

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10:20-10:50 Morning Break
10:50-11:30 Pascal Naidon: Photoassociation of ultracold group II atoms View Talk
11:30-12:10 Yehuda Band: Collisional shifts in optical-lattice atom clocks View Talk (Abstract)
12:10-1:55 Lunch Break
Session IV Chair: Chistian Lisdat
2:00-2:20 Jan Thomsen: New cooling schemes of Alkaline Earth Atoms View Talk (Abstract)
2:20-2:40 Flavio Cruz: Cooling and trapping lighter alkaline-earth elements and spectroscopy in calcium View Talk (Abstract)
2:40-3:20 Afternoon Break  
3:20-3:50 Guglielmo Tino: Atomic strontium for quantum sensors, ultracold atomic physics and precision spectroscopy View Talk (Abstract)

David Wilkowski: Laser cooling of Strontium atoms: From the broad to the narrow transition

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Short Topics Session V Chair: Leo Holberg


Jeffrey Guest: Laser trapping of radium with repumping by room temperature blackbody radiation for an electric dipole moment  measurement              View Talk


4:50-5:10 Axel Goerlitz: Combined trapping of ultracold ytterbium and rubidium View Talk
5:10-5:20 Short Break
5:20-5:40 Alex Dalgarno: Dynamic Polarizabilities of rare Earth Atoms and their Interactions with Helium Atoms              View Talk
5:40-6:00 Hossein Sadeghpour: Long-range Interaction of Ground- and Excited-State Helium and Alkaline-earth Atoms View Talk

Wednesday, September 20    
8:30–9:00 Coffee and Pastries
Session VI: Chair: Robin Côté
9:00-9:40 Andre Derevianko: Multipolar theory of black-body radiation shift of atomic energy levels and its implications for optical lattice clocks View Talk
9:40-10:20 Josh Dunn: Laser Cooling Theory for Group II Atoms: Three Levels and More  
10:20-10:50 Morning Break

10:50-11:30 Robert Moszynski: Long-range relativistic interactions and photoassociation dynamics of cold calcium atoms  
11:30-12:10 Christiane Koch: Is it possible to create ground state Sr_2 molecules with optical Feshbach resonances?  
12:10-1:55 Lunch Break
Session VII Chair: Nils Andersen
2:00-2:40 Andreas Hemmerich: Cold Multichannel Collisions of Metastable Calcium Atoms   (Abstract)
2:40-3:20 Wolfgang Ertmer: Interactions of ultracold metastable Neon Atoms   (Abstract)
3:20-3:50 Afternoon Break  
Chair Session VIII: Nils Andersen
3:50-4:10 Kalle-Antti Suominen: Cold collisions and radiative heating of magnesium atoms   (Abstract)
4:10-4:30 Christian Lisdat: Photoassociation line shapes in cold calcium   (Abstract)
4:30-4:50 Robin Côté: High intensity effects in photoassociation spectroscopy of ultracold strontium atoms   (Abstract)
4:50-5:30 Open discussion: Concluding thoughts and summary    


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