Non-equilibrium Phenomena in
Strongly Correlated Quantum Systems

February 10-12, 2006
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

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Friday, February 10, 2006     Phillips Auditorium at the CfA (ITAMP Building) 60 Garden Street Cambridge

Session I


Coffee and Pastries

9:00-9:10 Welcome: Kate Kirby, Director of ITAMP

9:10-9:15 Welcome: Eugene Demler
9:15-9:30 Session Chair: Ashvin Vishvanath

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9:30-10:10 Gil Refael:    Superconducting fluctuations in Josephson junctions (Abstract)

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10:10-10:50 Andrei Zaikin:    Andreev Reflection Affected by Disorder and Electron-Electron Interactions (Abstract)

Mid-Morning Break

11:10-11:50 David Haviland:    Charge Phase Duality in a Fluctuating Electromagnetic Environment (Abstract)

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Aharon Kapitulnik:    Phases of disordered films near a superconductor-insulator transition (Abstract)



Lunch Break

Session II

2:00-2:15 Session Chair:    Marcus Greiner

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2:15-2:55 Immanuel Bloch:    Noise Correlations, Counting Statistics & Spin Dynamics of Ultracold Atoms in Optical Lattices (Abstract)
2:55-3:35 Ehud Altman:    Superfluid-insulator transition in a moving system of interacting bosons (Abstract)

Afternoon Break

4:00-4:40 Joerg Schmiedmayer:    Interference and Coherence in 1-d Bose-Einstein Condensates (Abstract)

Michael Koehl:    Non-equilibrium Dynamics in Ultracold Fermionic and Bosonic Gases (Abstract)


Reception- Perkin Lobby

Saturday, February 11     Phillips Auditorium

Session III

8:30-9:00   Coffee and Pastries

9:00-9:40 Dan Shahar:    Badly Superconducting Wires (Abstract)
9:40-10:20 Andrey Rogachev:    Coulomb Blockade and Coherent Electron Transport in Nanowires Undergoing a Superconductor-insulator Transition (Abstract)
10:20-11:00 Sudip Chakravarty:    Dissipative Quantum Phase Transitions in Superconducting Systems Entanglement and Phase Diagrams (Abstract)

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11:00-11:15   Morning Break

11:15-11:55 Ootuka Youiti:    Current-phase Relation of a Superconducting Atomic Point Contact (Abstract)

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  Session Chair: Gora Shlyapnikov: "Quantum Gasses after 1995"
11:55-12:35 Luca Pezze:    Quantum Interferometry (Abstract)

David Weiss:    Do non-equilibrium 1D Bose gases approach equilibrium? (Abstract)

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1:15-1:45   Lunch Break             (Food will be provided)

1:45-2:25 Zoran Hadzibabic:    Condensates in Flatland Bose gases in Two Dimensions (Abstract)

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2:25-3:05 Chad Fertig:    Transport of 1D Bose Gases in Optical Lattices (Abstract)
3:05-3:45 Leonardo Fallani:    Bose-Einstein Condensates in Periodic and Disordered Optical Potentials (Abstract)
3:45-4:00   Afternoon Break            

4:00-4:40 Dmitri Averin:    Tunneling Without Tunneling Wave function Reduction in a Mesoscopic Qubit (Abstract)
4:40-5:20 Corinna Kollath:    Time-dependent Phenomena in Ultracold Atoms Confined by Optical Lattices (Abstract) View Talk
5:20-6:00 Rudolf Gati:    Noise Thermometry with Two Coupled Bose-Einstein Condensates (Abstract)
6:00   Meeting Adjourned

Due to an approaching snowstorm, the schedule had to be altered and Sunday sessions cancelled. Two Speakers, Ana Maria Rey and Jake Taylor would have given the following talks had the weather cooporated:

Ana Maria Rey:     Quantum Coherence of Hard-Core -Boson and Fermions: Extended, Glassy and Mott Phases (Abstract)

Jake Taylor:     Probing Nuclear Spins in Double Quantum Dots (Abstract)


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