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Introductory Course on Ultracold Quantum Gases

Innsbruck, 09-11 July 2013, including a colloquium of the Innsbruck-Vienna SFB “Foundations and Applications of Quantum Science (FoQuS)”

Organizers :

  • Rudolf Grimm (Univ. Innsbruck and IQOQI)
  • Gabriele Ferrari (BEC Center, Trento)

Secretary : Nicole Jorda, sp-physik uibk.ac.at

Scope of the Course

The short course on 09-11 July 2013 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 early in their master program and does not require any special knowledge on the field besides basic knowledge of quantum physics and atomic, molecular, and optical physics.

application deadline : June 15th 2013


Thirteen lectures given by experts from Innsbruck, Trento and Vienna 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).

On 11 July, participants of the course are invited to attend a colloquium where further overviews of SFB research will be presented. The program ends with a joint social event in the beautiful Tyrolean mountains (barbecue at Arzler Alm) in the evening of 11 July.


In addition to students from the three member universities of the SFB (Univ. Innsbruck, Univ. Vienna, and Univ. of Technology, Vienna) and from the University of Trento, we invite external students to participate.
We will be able to sponsor the participation of about 20 external students, covering their local expenses and supporting their travel.


Please fill in the attached form and return it to us (sp-physik uibk.ac.at) before the application deadline of 15 June 2013. 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 20 June 2013. 

Introductory Course on Ultracold Quantum Gases (2013)

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


Mon, 08.07. (IQOQI)
19:30 – 21:00 registration
20:00 – 22:00 get together

Tue, 09.07. (seminar room, ICT)
08:45 – 09:00 Rudi Grimm Welcome
09:00 – 09:45 Rudi Grimm Laser cooling & trapping basics
10:00 – 10:45 Florian Schreck Attainment of quantum degeneracy
11:00 – 11:45 Stefano Giorgini Basic BEC theory I

12:00 – 13:30 lunch break

13:30 – 14:15 Rudi Grimm Key experiments with BEC
14:30 – 15:15 Stefano Giorgini Basic BEC theory II
15:30 – 16:00 break
16:00 – 19:00 lab tours

Wed, 10.07. (seminar room, ICT)
09:00 – 09.45 Alessio Recati Basic theory of Fermi gases I
10:00 – 10:45 Florian Schreck Experiments with ultracold Fermi gases
11:00 – 11:45 Alessio Recati Basic theory of Fermi gases II

12:00 – 13:30 lunch break

13:30 – 14:15 Hanns-Christoph Nägerl Ultracold molecules
14:30 – 15:15 Marcello Dalmonte Many-body theory of quantum gases
15:30 – 16:15 break
16:15 – 18:00 questions and answers : discussions with the lecturers

Thu, 11.07. (seminar room, ICT)
09:00 – 09.45 (Univ. Vienna) BEC with metastable atoms
10:00 – 10:45 (TU Vienna) Atom chips
11:00 – 11:45 (TU Vienna) Interferometry with BEC
12:00 – 13:30 lunch break

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

Social event (introductory course and SFB colloquium)
17:30 bus to Arzler Alm
17:45 bus leaving
18:15 – 19:00 hiking up to Arzler Alm
19:00 – 22:00 dinner at Arzler Alm
22:30 – 23:00 hiking down
23:00 bus transfer

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