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KITP Conference: Frontiers of Ultracold Atoms and Molecules (Oct 11-15, 2010)
Coordinators: Ofir Alon, Immanuel Bloch, W. Vincent Liu , William Phillips

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Morning Session Chair: William D. Phillips (NIST)

Super-Session: Overview and Frontiers of Cold-Atom Physics
Talks are 45 min + 15 min discussion

8:50am David Gross
(KITP Director)
Welcome [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:00am William Phillips
(NIST)
Opening Remarks [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:20am Peter Zoller
(Innsbruck)
From Optical Lattices to Self-assembled Lattice Structures with Cold Atoms and Molecules [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:20am MORNING BREAK
10:50am Debbie Jin
(JILA)
Universal Relations for Ultracold Atom Gases [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:50am Sankar Das Sarma
(UMD)
Interesting Quantum Phases at the Frontiers of Cold Atom Physics: Perspectives of a Condensed Matter Theorist [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:50pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session Chair: Walter Hofstetter (Univ. Frankfurt)
[Talks are 30 min + 10 min discussion]

Session Topic: New Developments in Strongly-Interacting Fermi Gases

2:20pm Randy Hulet
(Rice Univ.)
Spin-Imbalance in a One-Dimensional Fermi Gas [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Martin Zwierlein
(MIT)
Universal Spin Transport in Strongly Interacting Fermi Gases
3:40pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:10pm Christophe Salomon
(ENS, Paris)
Thermodynamics of a Tunable Fermi Gas [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:50pm Sandro Stringari
(Trento)
Spin Fluctuations and Magnetic Polarizability of a Nearly Ferromagnetic Fermi Gas [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Morning Session Chair: Wilhelm Zwerger (TUM)

Session Topic: Novel Phases in Optical Lattices
Talks are 30 min + 10 min discussion

9:00am Ian Spielman
(NIST)
Spin Orbit Coupling in a BEC[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:40am Maciej Lewenstein
(Barcelona)
Ultracold Atoms in Artificial Non-Abelian Gauge Fields [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:20am MORNING BREAK
10:50am Stefan Kuhr
(MPQ Garching)
Single-atom-resolved Fluorescence Imaging of an Atomic Mott Insulator [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Kai Sun
(Univ. Maryland)
Topological State of Matter from Orbital Degrees of Freedom [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:10pm Eugene Demler
(Harvard Univ.)
Exploring Magnetism and Superconductivity with Feshbach Resonance [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:50pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session Chair: Michael Fleischhauer (Univ. Kaiserslautern)

2:20pm Tilman Esslinger
(ETH Zurich)
The Dicke Quantum Phase Transition and Supersolidity [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Nandini Trivedi
(OSU)
Simulations and Emulations of Fermions in Optical Lattices [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:40pm AFTERNOON BREAK

Poster Session Chair: Ofir Alon (Univ. Heidelberg)

4:10pm Poster Presenters 24 Mini-Talks [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm RECEPTION KITP Courtyard
6:00pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER
8:00pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Morning Session Chair: Peter Reynolds (ARO)

Session Topic: Disordered Bosons and Fermions
Talks are 30 min + 10 min discussion

9:00am Alain Aspect
(Inst. d'Optique, Palaiseau)
Ultracold Atoms in Optical Disorder [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:40am Gora Shlyapnikov
(Paris/Orsay)
Finite Temperature Phase Transition for One-dimensional Disordered Bosons [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:20am MORNING BREAK
10:50am Massimo Inguscio
(Firenze)
Weakly Interacting Bosons in a Disordered Lattice [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Nikolay V. Prokofiev
(UMass Amherst)
Solution of the Dirty-boson Problem [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:10pm Brian Demarco
(UIUC)
Disordered Insulator in an Optical Lattice [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:50pm LUNCH BREAK
2:00pm FREE AFTERNOON Shuttle Available to BWSCI *time is flexible

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Morning Session Chair: Marvin D. Girardeau (Univ. Arizona)

Session Topic: Low-Dimensional Systems and Non-Equilibrium Dynamics, Part 1
Talks are 30 min + 10 min discussion

9:00am Hanns-Christoph Nägerl
(Innsbruck)
Strongly-interacting Quantum Gases in One-dimensional Geometry [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:40am Erhai Zhao
(GMU)
Ultracold Fermi Gases in One and Quasi-one Dimension [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:20am MORNING BREAK

Midmorning Session Chair: Leon Balents (KITP)

Session Topic: Quantum Information and Topological Phases in Condensed-Matter Systems

10:50am Michael Freedman
(Microsoft -- Station Q)
Lattice Models Where the Lattice Fluctuates [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Alexei Kitaev
(Caltech)
Topological Spin Models in Two Dimensions [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:10pm Joel Moore
(UC Berkeley)
Realizing Topological Phases of Lattice Systems with Ultracold Atoms [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:50pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session Chair: Victor Gurarie (Univ. Colorado)

Session Topic: Low-Dimensional Systems and Non-Equilibrium Dynamics, Part 2

2:20pm Zoran Hadzibabic
(Cambridge Univ.)
2D Bose Gases: Current Understanding & Open Questions [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Klaus Sengstock
(Hamburg)
Ultracold Quantum Gases in Triangular and Hexagonal Optical Lattices [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:40pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:10pm Cheng Chin
(Univ. Chicago)
Observation of Scale Invariance and Universality in Two-dimensional Bose Gases [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:50pm Alexej Streltsov
(Heidelberg)
Non Equilibrium Phenomena in Attractive BEC's: Solitons, Fragmentons and CATons [Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm RECEPTION KITP Courtyard
6:00pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER
6:00pm David Gross After-dinner Remarks
8:00pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Morning Session Chair: Luis Santos (Leibniz Univ.)

Hot Topic Focus: Dipolar Quantum Gases and Cold Polar Molecules
Talks are 30 min + 10 min discussion

9:00am Jun Ye
(JILA)
Polar Molecules in the Quantum Regime [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:40am Guido Pupillo
(Innsbruck)
Solids and Supersolids in Dipolar Quantum Gases [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:20am MORNING BREAK
10:50am Tilman Pfau
(Stuttgart)
Coherent Control of Dense Rydberg Gases [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Misha Lukin
(Harvard Univ.)
Quantum Dynamics of Strongly Interacting Atoms and Photons in Dipolar Systems [Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Midmorning - Afternoon Session Chair: Alexander Fetter (Stanford)

Session Topic: Other Hot Topics of Cold-Atom Physics

12:10pm Markus Greiner
(Harvard Univ.)
Observing a Quantum Phase Transition on a Single Atom Level[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:50pm LUNCH BREAK
2:20pm Hans Peter Büchler
(Stuttgart)
Quantum Critical Behavior in Driven and Strongly Interacting Rydberg Gases [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Christoph Kohstall
(Innsbruck)
giving talk for Rudy Grimm
New Results on Efimov Physics and Creation of a Strongly Interacting Fermi-Fermi Mixture [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:40pm AFTERNOON BREAK
4:20pm Markus K. Oberthaler
(Heidelberg)
Nonlinear Quantum Atom Optics with Bose-Einstein Condensates -- Squeezing and Application[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm Organizers Concluding Remarks [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:10pm CONFERENCE END SHUTTLE TO BWSCI *Also available to SB Airport and SB Airbus, Goleta location. (See Jocelyn to sign up.)

ABSTRACTS/POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Nils Bluemer
(Johannes Gutenberg Univ.)
Néel Transition of Lattice Fermions in a Harmonic Trap: A Real-Space Dynamic Mean-Field Study
Nathaniel Brahms
(UC Berkeley)
Nondestructive Cavity-assisted Magnetic-resonance Imaging of Atoms in an Optical Lattice[Poster]
Marc Cheneau
(MPQ)
Single-site and Single-atom Resolved Imaging of Correlated Quantum States in Optical Lattices
Daniel Comparat
(CNRS)
Triplet or Singlet Molecular Vibrational Cooling by Optical Pumping with Shaped Pulse[Poster]
Gareth Conduit
(Ben Gurion University)
Perspectives on itinerant ferromagnetism in an atomic Fermi gas
Xiaoling Cui
(Tsinghua Univ.)
Renormalization Approach for Few-body Physics in Ultracold Atoms
Claudia De Grandi
(KITP Graduate Fellow)
Probing Quantum Systems Through Adiabatic Dynamics
Sarang Gopalakrishnan
(KITP Graduate Fellow)
Solidity and Frustration in Multimode Optical Cavities
Philipp Hauke
(ICFO)
Complete Devil's Staircase and Crystal--Superfluid Transitions in a Dipolar XXZ Spin Chain: A Trapped Ion Quantum Simulation
Adilet Imambekov
(Rice Univ.)
Density Ripples in Expanding Low-dimensional Gases as a Probe of Correlations
Kaijun Jiang
(Chinese Academy of Sci.)
Thermodynamics in a Unitary Fermi Gas[Poster]
Tassilo Keilmann
(LMU)
Statistically Induced Phase Transitions and Anyons in 1D Optical Lattices[Poster]
Yannick Meurice
(Univ. Iowa)
Dynamical Gauge Fields on Optical Lattices: A Lattice Gauge Theorist Point of View[Poster]
Aditi Mitra
(NYU)
Quenched Dynamics in Interacting One-dimensional Systems with Domain Wall Initial States
Robert Moszynski
(Univ. Warsaw)
Sympathetic Cooling of the Ba+ Ion by Collisions with Ultracold Rb Atoms: Theoretical Prospects
Dominik Muth
(Univ. Kaiserslautern)
Dynamics of Repulsively and Attractively Interacting Bosons in 1D After an Interaction Quench
Yusuke Nishida
(MIT)
Universal Fermi Gases in Mixed Dimensions[Poster]
Duncan O'Dell
(McMaster Univ.)
Rainbows in the Atomic Josephson Junction
Pierbiagio Pieri
(Univ. Camerino)
Competition Between Pairing and Condensation in a Resonant Bose-Fermi Mixture
Matteo Rizzi
(MPI)
Emerging Bosons with Three-Body Interactions from Spin-1 Atoms in Optical Lattices
Laurent Sanchez-Palencia
(Univ. of Paris)
Localized and Extended States in a Disordered Trap
Robert Smith
(Univ. Cambridge)
Degenerate Bose Gases with Tunable Interactions
Leticia Tarruell
(ETH Zurich)
Quantitative Study of the Metal-Mott Insulator Transition with Ultracold Fermions in an Optical Lattice
Edward Taylor
(OSU)
Viscosity of Strongly Interacting Quantum Fluids: Spectral Functions and Sum Rules
Päivi Törmä
(Helsinki Tech.)
Signatures of the FFLO Phase in Modulation Spectroscopy and Imbalanced Gases in Highly Elongated Traps[Poster]
Päivi Törmä
(Helsinki Tech.)
Spin-asymmetric Josephson Effect and Speed of Sound in the FFLO State
Päivi Törmä
(Helsinki Tech.)
Dynamics of One-dimensional Fermi Gases in an Optical Lattice
Bin Wang
(Univ. Maryland)
Bose-Fermi Solid and Its Quantum Melting in a One-dimensional Optical Lattice[Poster]

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