ITAMP/B2 Institute
Winter Graduate School on AMO Physics

January 8-20, 2012

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


The 2012 themes were ultracold and ultrafast AMO physics which have become major interdisciplinary research areas over the last couple of decades. Students must have a quantum mechanics background and be interested in exploring graduate research in AMO physics. The AMO Winter Graduate School will be held at the B2 Institute in Arizona.  There will be transportation shuttles from the Tuscon International Airport. Directions can be found on the B2 website link.

Winter Group
Winter School Group Picture 2012

2012 Winter Graduate School in Arizona

2012  Lecturers:
Andreas Becker, JILATalk youtube
Phil Bucksbaum, Ultrafast Science Center, SLAC
Ivan Deutsch, University of New Mexicoyoutube
Lou DiMauro, The Ohio State University
Mette Gaarde, Louisiana State University
Roy Glauber, Harvard University, 2005 Nobel Laureate youtube
Markus Greiner, Harvard University youtubeyoutube
Poul Jessen, University of Arizona youtubeyoutube
Roman Krems, University of British Columbia youtube
Mikhail Lukin, Harvard University youtube
Margaret Murnane, JILA  youtubeyoutubeyoutube
William Daniel Phillips, NIST, 1997 Nobel Laureate youtubeyoutube
Han Pu, Rice University
Tom Weinacht, Stony Brook University youtubeyoutube
Jun Ye, JILA, University of Colorado
Martin Zwierlein, Center for Ultra Cold Molecules, MIT youtube
Hossein Sadeghpour, ITAMP, Harvard University youtubeyoutube
Pierre Meystre, University of Arizonayoutube

Biosphere 2

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.

Village at B2During 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 casita 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 all contain easy high-speed wireless internet access and Living room ofcentral air conditioning.

Additional blankets and an extra pillow 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 the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
Funding for student travel support is provided through a grant from the National Science Foundation