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Non-equilibrium Dynamics and Correlations in Strongly Interacting Atomic, Optical and Solid State Systems

Co-Sponsored by the Center for Ultracold Atoms and ITAMP

January 26-28, 2009
Cambridge, Ma 02138

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Monday, January 26 , 2009 Maxwell Dworkin G 115  Lessin Lecture Hall

     
8:30
Morning Coffee and Pastry
9:00-9:15
Introduction and Welcome
   
Session I:
DISORDERED SYSTEMS - Chair: Gil Refael
9:15-9:50
  Anderson localization of matter waves in disordered crystals
Massimo Inguscio, LENS
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9:50-10:25   Gora Shlyapnikov, Universiteit van Amsterdam Van der Waals-Zeeman Instituut View Talk
10:25-10:55
Break  
10:55-11:30

Dirty bosons and cold atomic gases
Thierry Giamarchi, University of Geneva
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11:30-12:05
  Anderson localization of matter waves
Philippe Bouyer, Institut d'optique
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12:05-12:40
  Microscopic diagonal entropy, heat, and laws of thermodynamics
Anatoli Polkovnikov, Boston University
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12:40-2:00
Lunch

   
Session II:
COLD ATOMS - Chair: Anatoli Pokovnikov
2:00-2:35
 

Non-equilibrium phenomena in quantum gases
Tilman Esslinger, Institute of Quantum Electronics

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2:35-3:10

One-dimensional Bose-gases on atom chips: Decoherence dynamics, correlations, integrability
Thorsten Schumm, Atominstitut osterreichischer Universitaten
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3:10-3:40
Break  
3:40-4:15
 
Quantum gas microscope
Markus Greiner, Harvard University
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4:15-4:50
  Quantum steady states and phase transitions in the presence of non equilibrium noise
Ehud Altman, The Weizmann Institute of Science 
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4:50-5:25
  Observation of Fermi Polarons in a Fermi Liquid of Ultracold Atoms
Martin Zwierlein, MIT
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5:30-7:00
Reception in Maxwell Dworkin Lobby
   
 

Tuesday, January 27, 2009   Maxwell Dworkin G 115  Lessin Lecture Hall

     
8:30
Morning Coffee and Pastry
   
Session III:
QUANTUM OPTICS - Chair: Misha Lukin
9:00-9:35   Quantum Networks
Jeff Kimble, California Institute of Technology
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9:35-10:10

Coulomb crystals of ions in traps: an unusal form of condensed matter
Giovanna Morigi, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
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10:10-10:45

Dynamic spin squeezing on an atomic clock transition
Vladan Vuletic, MIT
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10:45-11:15 Break  
11:15-11:50
  Single-photon nonlinearities using polar molecules
Susanne Yelin, University of Connecticut
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11:50-12:25   Single and many-particle dynamics of stationary-light polaritons
Michael Fleischhauer, University of Kaiserslautern
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12:25-1:55
Lunch  
     
Session IV
DYNAMICS FROM BETHE-ANSATZ THEORY - Chair: Thierry Giamarchi
2:00-2:35
  TBA
Alexei Tsvelik, Brookhaven National Laboratory
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2:35-3:10   Universal Theory of Nonlinear Luttinger Liquids
Adilet Imambekov, Yale University
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3:10-3:45
  Correlations and quenches in integrable systems
Jean-Sebastien Caux, University of Amsterdam
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3:45-4:15
Break  
4:50-5:25   Quasi-Thermodynamics of Isolated Integrable Quantum Many-Body Systems
Maxim Olshanii, University of Massachusetts Boston
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5:25-6:00   Strong correlated photon transport in nanophotonic waveguides
Shanhui Fan, Stanford University
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009 Maxwell Dworkin G 119 (Upstairs from G115)

   
8:15
Morning Coffee and Pastry
   
Session V:
EXOTIC ORDER - Chair: Ehud Altman
8:45-9:20
  Charles Marcus, Harvard University View Talk
9:20-9:55

Aharonov-Bohm and Coulomb Effects in Quantum Hall Interferometers
Bertran Halperin, Harvard University
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9:55-10:15
Break  
10:15-10:50
 
Control of the energy-momentum relation in cold atom systems: effective vector potentials
Ian Spielman, JQI, NIST, and the University of Maryland
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10:50-11:25
  Dissipation Assisted Quantum Memory with Coupled Spin Systems
Liang Jiang, Harvard University
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11:25-1:30
Lunch  
     
Session VI:
DYNAMICS IN COUPLED DIPOLAR AND SPIN SYSTEMS - Chair: Ana Maria Rey
1:30-2:05
  Ultracold Sr atoms in optical lattice - from precision metrology to quantum information science
Jun Ye, NIST, University of Colorado
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2:05-2:40

Dynamical Crystallization in cold Rydberg Gases
Thomas Pohl, Max-Planck-Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems
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2:40-2:55
Break  
2:55-3:30
  Quantum State Tomography of a Two-Electron Spin Qubit in GaAs
Amir Yacoby, Harvard University
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3:30-4:05
  Quantum and classical diamond lattice antiferromagnets
Leon Balents, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
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4:05-4:15   Concluding Remarks