Workshop Theory of Quantum Gases and Quantum Coherence

Ecole Thematique Physique Mesoscopique avec les Gaz Quantiques

June 3 -7, 2008 (Grenoble, France)

Preliminary Program

Tuesday, June 3rd

Afternoon / evening - Registration and welcome buffet at the Hotel Europole

Wednsday, June 4rd

Morning Session - Disorder and localization in quantum gases

8:30 Opening  
8:45 Boris Altshuler Anderson Localization – 50 years after the discovery
9:45 Georg Maret Anderson localization of light
10:45 Coffee break
11:00 Vincent Josse Localization of a Bose-Einstein condensate in a speckle potential
11:30 Vera Guarrera Bose-Einstein condensates in quasi-periodical optical lattices
12:00 Gabriel Lemarie Anderson localization with cold atoms
12:30 Xiaolong Deng The 1D Bose-Hubbard model with quasi-periodic potentials

13:00 - 15:00 Lunch

Afternoon Session - Quantum phases, interactions, correlations

15:00 Thierry Giamarchi Low dimensional physics, cold atomic gases and quantum phase transitions

16:00 Stefan Trotzky Superexchange interactions with ultracold atoms in an optical lattice
16:30 Jami Kinnunen Bragg spectroscopy of a strongly interacting Rb-85 BEC

Coffee break

17:30 Hui Zhai NanoKelvin Physics of Fermions in Optical Lattices
18:00 Frederic Hebert Mott insulators and correlated superfluids in ultracold Bose-Fermi mixtures

19:30 Dinner

Thursday, June 5th

Morning Session - Superfluids, supersolids and paired fermions

8:45 Philippe Nozieres Bose Einstein condensation, superfluidity and supersolidity
9:45 Michiel Snoek Supersolid Bose-Fermi Mixtures in Optical Lattices
10:15 Yusuke Nishida Epsilon expansion in cold atoms

Coffee break

11:15 Edmundo Sanchez Recent experiments on paired Fermi gases at finite temperature
11:45 Alessio Recati Spin-polarized atomic Fermi gases at Unitarity

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

Afternoon Session

14:00 - 17:00 Poster session

Special Session - BEC not in cold gases

17:00 Grigory Volovik Bose-Einstein condensation of magnons in superfluid 3He
17:40 Maxime Richard Recent experiments on polariton BEC
18:10 Michiel Wouters Bose Einstein condensation of exciton-polaritons

19:30 Dinner

Friday, June 6th

Morning Session - Low-dimensional quantum gases

8:45 Jean Dalibard Experiments with trapped 2D gases: from Bose-Einstein condensation to Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless physics
9:45 Tapio Simula Quasi-two-dimensional trapped Bose gas: view of the classical field methods
10:15 Vladimir Gritsev Dynamics and noise of low dimensional atomic gases

Coffee break

11:15 Edmond Orignac Low-dimensional dipolar gases
11:45 Vadim Cheianov Dynamics of spin waves in 1d Bose-ferromagnet

13:00 - 15:00 Lunch

Afternoon Session - Applications and new scenarios for BEC

15:00 Peter Zoller Many-body dynamics in driven dissipative systems
16:00 Thierry Lahaye Experiments with dipolar Bose-Einstein condensates
16:30 Mirta Rodriguez Quantum nondemolition detection of strongly correlated systems

Coffee break

17:30 Li Yun Optimum spin-squeezing in Bose-Einstein condensates with particle losses
18:00 Anna Posazhennikova Coherent shuttle for cold atoms: atomic quantum dot inside Bose Josephson junction

Closing remarks

19:30 Dinner

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