Humboldt Kolleg

Controlling quantum matter: From ultracold atoms to solids

July 29 - August 2, 2018, Vilnius, Lithuania

Shedule

Arrival and reception on July 29, departure on August 2, 2018.
Invited talks, panel discussions and a poster session in the Theater Hall of Vilnius University (Universiteto Street 3, Vilnius).
Welcome party and lunches at the Hotel Amberton (L. Stuokos-Gucevičiaus 1, Vilnius).
Conference Dinner at the restaurant Grey (Pilies Street 2, Vilnius). Map how to reach it.
Farewell party at Jazz Cellar 11 / Galo do Porto (Aušros vartų 11, Vilnius). Map how to reach it.

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Sunday, July 29th

15.30 – 17.30 Walking tour over the Old Town of Vilnius. The tour starts at the Bell tower of Vilnius Cathedral
18.00 – 18.30 Registration at the Hotel Amberton
18.30 – 22.00 Welcome party at the Hotel Amberton

Monday, July 30th

8.00 – 8.35 Registration
8.40 – 10.15 Session 1: Opening Session (Theater Hall of Vilnius University)
Chair Iwo Białynicki-Birula (Center for Theoretical Physics, PAS, Warsaw, Poland), Humboldt Award winner
Opening remarks; talks by Wolfgang Ketterle, Kazimierz Rzążewski, Gershon Kurizki
8.40 – 8.55



Opening Remarks
Rector of Vilnius University Artūras Žukauskas, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Lithuania Anglika Viets, former Rector of University of Latvia Mārcis Auziņš, chairmen of the Humboldt Kolleg Maciej Lewenstein and Gediminas Juzeliūnas

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation — Connecting academic excellence worldwide
Andrea Alberti, (University of Bonn, Germany), Humboldt Fellow. Slides
8.55 – 9.00
9.00 – 9.20 Talk 1: How to dress RF photons with tunable momentum, and magnetic spin-orbit coupling
Wolfgang Ketterle (MIT, Cambridge, USA), Humboldt Award winner. Abstract, Slides
9.25 – 9.45 Talk 2: Dipolar bosons: from solitons to rotons
Kazimierz Rzążewski (Center for Theoretical Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland), Humboldt Award winner. Abstract, Slides
9.50 – 10.10 Talk 3: Quantum and classical thermodynamic machines: performance criteria
Gershon Kurizki (Weizman Institute, Israel), Humboldt award winner. Abstract
10.15 – 10.45 Coffee Break
10.45 – 12.00 Session 2: New trends in controlling quantum matter
Chair Gora Shlyapnikov (Universite Paris-Sud, CNRS, Orsay, France), Humboldt Award winner
Speakers: Nir Davidson, Cheng Chin, Andrea Alberti
10.45 – 11.05 Talk 4: Solving hard computational problems with coupled lasers
Nir Davidson (Weizman Institute, Israel), Humboldt Award winner. Abstract, Slides
11.10 – 11.30 Talk 5: Super resolution imaging with ultracold atoms
Cheng Chin (University of Chicago, USA), Humboldt Fellow. Abstract, Slides
11.35 – 11.55 Talk 6: Fast atom transport at the quantum speed limit
Andrea Alberti (University of Bonn, Germany), Humboldt Fellow. Abstract
12.00 – 14.00 Lunch break
14.00 – 15.15 Session 3: Topolgy of non-equilibrium systems
Chair Matteo Rizzi (Mainz University, Germany)
Speakers: Nigel Cooper, Xiong-Jun Liu, Christof Weitenberg
14.00 – 14.20 Talk 7: Topology of quantum systems out of equilibrium
Nigel Cooper (University of Cambridge, UK), Humboldt award winner. Abstract, Slides
14.25 – 14.45 Talk 8: Non-equilibrium classification of topological quantum phases
Xiong-Jun Liu (Peking University, Beijing, China). Abstract, Slides
14.50 – 15.10 Talk 9: Measuring quantized circular dichroism in ultracold topological matter
Christof Weitenberg (University of Hamburg, Germany) Humboldt Feodor Lynen Fellow. Abstract
15.15 – 15.50 Coffee break
15.50 – 17.05 Session 4: Unconventional Optical Lattices
Chair Henning Moritz (University of Hamburg, Germany)
Speakers: Hannah Price, Leonardo Fallani, Ulrich Schneider
15.50 – 16.10 Talk 10: 4D Topological Physics with Synthetic Dimensions
Hannah Price (University of Birmingham, UK). Abstract, Slides
16.15 – 16.35 Talk 11: Synthetic quantum systems with multicomponent fermions
Leonardo Fallani (Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Sesto-Fiorentino, Italy). Abstract, Slides
16.40 – 17.00 Talk 12: Ultracold atoms in optical quasicrystals
Ulrich Schneider (Cambridge University, UK). Abstract
17.10 – 18.30 Panel Discussion 1: How being Humboldtian influenced my life
Moderated by Humboldtians Mārcis Auziņš (University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia), Marek Kuś (Center for Theoretical Physics, PAS, Warsaw, Poland) and Florian Minert (Imperial College London, UK). Various Humboldtians will participate in the discussion
18.30 – Free evening for discussions

Tuesday, July 31st

8.55 – 9.00 Conference information
9.00 – 10.15 Session 5: Quantum computation and quantum simulation
Chair Jan Mostowski (Institute of Physics, PAS, Warsaw, Poland), Humboldt Fellow
Speakers: Tilman Pfau, Martin B. Plenio, Krzysztof Sacha
9.00 – 9.20 Talk 13: Novel quantum devices based on atomic vapor cells
Tilman Pfau (Stuttgart University, Germany), Humboldt Feodor Lynen Fellow. Abstract
9.25 – 9.45 Talk 14: A Two Dimensional Quantum Simulator in Diamond
Martin B. Plenio (Ulm University, Germany), Humboldt professor. Abstract, Slides
9.50 – 10.10 Talk 15: Time crystal platform
Krzysztof Sacha (Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland), Humboldt Fellow. Abstract, Slides
10.15 – 10.45 Coffee Break
10.45 – 12.25 Session 6: Topological and quantum properties of light
Chair Andrey Kolovsky (L.V.Kerinsky Institute of Physics, RAS, Krasnoyarsk, Russia), Humboldt Fellow
Speakers: Oded Zilberberg, Da-Wei Wang, David Petrosyan, Natalia Korolkova
10.45 – 11.05 Talk 16: Accessing topological boundary phenomena using photonic waveguide arrays
Oded Zilberberg (ETH Zurich, Switzerland). Abstract, Slides
11.10 – 11.30 Talk 17: Observation of chiral edge currents in superradiance lattices with hot atoms
Da-Wei Wang (Zhejiang University, China). Abstract, Slides
11.35 – 11.55 Talk 18: Single photons sources using a coherently driven Rydberg atom gas
David Petrosyan (Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser, FORTH, Heraklion, Crete, Greece), Humboldt Bessel Research Award winner. Abstract
12.00 – 12.20 Talk 19: Coherent diffusive photonics and the photon gun
Natalia Korolkova (University of St Andrews, UK), Humboldt Fellow. Abstract, Slides
12.25 – 12.30 Photo of the Kolleg
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch break
14.00 – 15.30 Poster Session. Abstracts
15.45 – 18.00 Excursion to the Old Campus of Vilnius University. Meeting point - Old library of Vilnius University (next to the main entrance)
19.00 – 22.00 Conference Dinner at the restaurant Grey (Pilies Street 2, Vilnius)

Wednesday, August 1st

8.55 – 9.00 Conference information
9.00 – 10.15 Session 7: Interaction Effects in Optical lattices
Chair Chair Peter Krüger (University of Sussex, UK), Humboldt Feodor Lynen Fellow
Speakers: Fabrice Gerbier, Christian Gross, Takashi Oka
9.00 – 9.20 Talk 20: Anomalous momentum diffusion of strongly interacting bosons in optical lattices
Fabrice Gerbier (CNRS, Paris, France). Abstract, Slides
9.25 – 9.45 Talk 21: Probing the stability of many-body localization
Christian Gross (Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching, Germany). Abstract
9.50 – 10.10 Talk 22: Floquet engineering in Mott insulators and control of scalar spin chirality
Takashi Oka (Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany). Abstract, Slides
10.15 – 10.45 Coffee Break
10.45 – 12.25 Session 8: Many body effects, gauge fields
Chair Dmitry Petrov (Universite Paris-Sud, CNRS, Orsay, France)
Speakers: Chris Greene, Joachim Brand, Fred Jendrzejewski, AnChun Ji
10.45 – 11.05 Talk 23: Creating and detecting ultra-long-range Rydberg molecules and their ghosts
Chris Greene (Perdue University, USA), Humboldt award winner. Abstract, Slides
11.10 – 11.30 Talk 24: Quantum dark solitons in the one-dimensional Bose gas
Joachim Brand (New Zealand Institute for Advanced Study, Auckland, New Zealand), Humboldt Feodor Lynen Fellow. Abstract, Slides
11.35 – 11.55 Talk 25: On the road to cold atom gauge theories
Fred Jendrzejewski (Heidelberg University, Germany)
12.00 – 12.20 Talk 26: Larkin-Ovchinikov superfluidity in laser-assisted bilayer Fermi gases
AnChun Ji (Capital Normal University, Beijing, China). Abstract, Slides
12.25 – 14.20 Lunch break
14.20 – 14.45 Chair: Mariusz Gajda (Institute of Physics, PAS, Warsaw, Poland)
Talk 27: Trapping of bodies by gravitational waves endowed with angular momentum
Speaker: Iwo Białynicki-Birula (Center for Theoretical Physics, PAS, Warsaw, Poland), Humboldt award winner. Abstract, Slides
14.50 – 16.10 Panel Discussion 2: Controlling quantum matter: From ultracold atoms to photons and solids
Moderated by the following Humboldtians: Maciej Lewenstein (ICFO, Barcelona, Spain), Evgeny Sherman (University of Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain), Peter Schlagheck (Université de Liège, Liège, Belgium), Robert Spreeuw (Van der Waals-Zeeman Instituut, Amsterdam, The Netherlands).
Closing remarks at the end of the Panel discussion
16.10 – 16.45 Coffee break
16.45 – 17.45 Public lecture: Cooling close to absolute zero temperature: a recipe for discoveries
Wolfgang Ketterle (Nobel prize and Humboldt award winner, MIT, USA). Abstract, Announcement
Chair: Lauriane Chomaz (Innsbruck University, Austria)
19.00 – 22.00 Farewell party at Jazz Cellar 11 / Galo do Porto (Aušros vartų 11, Vilnius). Petras Vyšniauskas and band; Portuguese food

Thursday, August 2nd

Departure of the participants of the Kolleg

Organising institutions

Vilnius University
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Main sponsor

Supported by Alexander von Humboldt foundation

Sponsors

Supported by Research Council of Lithuania
Supported by Light Conversion
Supported by EKSMA Optics
Supported by Science and Technology Park of Institute of Physics

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