ITAMP/B2 Institute
Winter Graduate School on
AMO Physics

"Ultracold Rydberg physics and engineering"

January 4-12, 2014

at The University of Arizona-Biosphere 2,
Tucson, Arizona

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The Shuttle services will be available from Tucson airport to school
 on January 4th, and from school to Tuscon airport on January 12th.

Registration deadline is Friday December 20, 2013

January 4: Arrival, Reception
January 5: Lectures start in the morning
January 11: Lectures end early afternoon
(Students may leave in the evening)
January 12: Departure

Two Poster Sessions are held  following classes at 20:30
  • Tuesday, January 7, 2014
  • Wednesday January 8, 2014

Marie Curie ITN Network Logo The 2014 School is organized in collaboration with the ITN COHERENCE Network Coherence Logo

The 2014 theme will be on ultracold
Rydberg physics and engineering


Aerial view of Biosphere 2

Casita Common
Student Casita
Casita Common Area
Student Casita Village

Confirmed Lecturers
Charles Adams, (Durham) Thomas Pohl, (Dresden)
Barry Dunning, (Houston) Jan-Michael Rost, (Dresden)
Tom Gallagher, (Charlottesville) Mark Saffman, (Madison)
Misha Lukin, (Cambridge) Peter Schmelcher, (Hamburg)
Frederic Merkt (Zurich) Matthias Weidemueller, (Heidelberg)
Tilman Pfau, (Stuttgart)

Located  on the foothills of the beautiful Catalina Mountains, the Biosphere 2 campus provides a non-traditional yet accessible venue.

The facilities of the B2 Conference Center comprise a Campus Village of 28 rustic Santa Fe style houses holding 106 double-capacity sleeping rooms and a number of double-occupancy offices. The accommodations are beautiful but as "dorms" they are a bit spare. Bedding, a set of towels, shampoo, soap, and lotion are all provided.

During your stay at B2 you will be residing in a rustic Santa Fe-style house.

These houses contain everything you need for a comfortable stay.

Each casiita has from three to five bedrooms and come complete with in-suite kitchens, living areas, and high-speed internet access, the 3-5 bedroom casitas are all in easy walking distance and provide the perfect place to unwind and socialize in-between or after meetings.

These comfortable accommodations have high-speed wireless internet access and central air conditioning.

Additional blankets and an extra pillows are available in the closet, along with an iron and ironing board. At night, the casita village is well lit, but the surrounding property can be quite dark. There is a flashlight in each bedroom. Come prepared for encounters with native wildlife common to the area.

The Winter School is supported by grants from the National Science Foundation(NSF), and
the ITN COHERENCE Network.