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Introductory Course on Ultracold Quantum Gases (2015)

Innsbruck, 07-09 July 2015

Organized by the Innsbruck Physics Research Center of the Innsbruck University, by the SFB “Foundations and Applications of Quantum Science (FoQuS)”, and by the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI).

Organizers :

Rudolf Grimm and Francesca Ferlaino (Univ. Innsbruck and IQOQI)

Secretary : Sabine Hofer Brigo, sp-physik uibk.ac.at

Scope of the Course

The short course on 07-09 July 2015 will give a basic introduction into the fascinating research field of cold atoms and ultracold quantum gases, which offers many exciting research opportunities for young researchers. The course is addressed to students finishing their bachelor degree or early in their master program and first year PHD students. The course does not require any special knowledge on the field besides basic knowledge of quantum physics and atomic, molecular, and optical physics. Program

Thirteen lectures given by experts from Innsbruck, Vienna, and Trento will cover the main topics like laser cooling and trapping, Bose-Einstein condensation, ultracold Fermi gases, ultracold molecules, strongly correlated quantum gases, and optical lattices. In addition, students will be given the opportunity to visit state-of-the art laboratories at the University of Innsbruck and the Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI). T he course includes also two events : On 08 July, participants will have the opportunity to meet and discuss with the Nobel Laureate John L. Hall about recent research avenues and to enjoy the beautiful Tyrolean mountains in an evening hiking (barbecue at Arzler Alm). On 09 July, the participants are invited to attend a colloquium where further overviews of SFB research will be presented. The program ends with a public lecture by René Beigang to celebrate the International Year of Light, followed by an open buffet.


In addition to students from the three member universities of the SFB (Univ. Innsbruck, Univ. Vienna, and Univ. of Technology, Vienna), we invite external students to participate. We will be able to sponsor the participation of about 30 external students, covering their local expenses and supporting their travel expenses for a maximum of 200 euros.


Please fill in the attached form and return it to us (sp-physik uibk.ac.at) before the application deadline of 05 June 2015. The applicants are requested to arrange for a recommendation letter to be sent to us by e-mail by professors from their home universities.
Applications will be notified on their acceptance no later than 11 June 2015.

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Tentative program

Mon, 06.07. (IQOQI, Technikerstr. 21 a)

  • 20:00 – 21:00 registration
  • 20:00 – 22:00 get together Tue, 07.07. (lecture hall B1, Hörsaalgebäude Technikerstr.13 b)
  • 08:45 – 09:00 Francesca Ferlaino Welcome
  • 09:00 – 09:45 Francesca Ferlaino Laser cooling & trapping basics
  • 10:00 – 10:45 Gabriele FerrariKey experiments with BEC (part I)
    short break
  • 11:15 – 12:00 Gabriele FerrariKey experiments with BEC (part II) 12:00 – 13:30 lunch break
  • 14:00 – 14:45 Mikhail Baranov BEC condensation (part I)
  • 15:00 – 15:45 Mikhail Baranov BEC condensation (part II)
    16:00 – 16:30 break
  • 16:30 – 19:30 lab tours

Wed, 08.07. (lecture hall B1, Hörsaalgebäude Technikerstr.13 b)

  • 09:00 – 09.45 Francesca Ferlaino Ultracold scattering
  • 10:00 – 10:45 Hanns-Christoph Nägerl Ultracold molecules
    short break
  • 11:15 – 12:00 Andreas Läuchli Bose-Hubbard theory
    12:15 – 13:45 lunch break
  • 13:45 – 14:30 Manfred Mark Experiments in optical lattices
  • 14:45 – 15:30 Lauriane Chomaz Ultracold atoms in two dimensions
    15:45 – 16:30 break
  • 16:30 – 18:00 Discussion with the Nobel Laureate John L. Hall

Social event : dinner with hiking up to Arzler Alm

Thu, 09.07. (lecture hall B1, Hörsaalgebäude Technikerstr.13 b)

  • 09:00 – 09.45 Rudolf Grimm Degenerate fermi gases (part I)
  • 10:00 – 10:45 Rudolf Grimm Degenerate fermi gases (part I)
    11:00 – 11:15 short break and group photo
  • 11:15 – 12:00
    12:00 – 14:00 lunch break

SFB colloquium (lecture hall A)

  • 14:00 – 17:30 tutorial lectures related to SFB topics

Social event (Introductory Course and SFB colloquium)

  • 18:30 Open lecture to celebrate the UNESCO Year of Light
    Prof. Dr. René Beigang (University of Kaiserslautern) :« Die Illusion der Naturgesetze : Physik jenseits der Kausalität »
    followed by a buffet. We meet at the lecture hall M.EG.180/L.EG.200 at the CCB (Center of Chemistry & Biomedicine), Innrain 80, http://biocenter.i-med.ac.at/.