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KITP Conference: Concepts and Methods in Quantum Control: Theory and Experiment (May 18 - 22, 2009)
Coordinators: Gustav Gerber, Misha Ivanov, Navin Khaneja
Scientific Advisors: Steffen Glaser, Pascal Salieres, David Tannor

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Morning Session Chair: Paul Brumer (Univ. Toronto)
[Talks are 25 min + 10 min Discussion]

8:50am David Gross
(KITP Director)
Welcome [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:00am Yaron Silberberg
(Weizmann Inst.)
Complex Dissociation of Simple Molecules [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:35am Shaul Mukamel
(UC Irvine)
Multidimensional Spectroscopy with Classical Fields and Entangled Photons; Selecting Liouville Space Pathways [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:10am MORNING BREAK
10:45am Béatrice Chatel
(CNRS)
Coherent Control in Small Systems: Spin Dynamics, Cold Molecules.... [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:20am Tobias Brixner
(Univ. Wurzburg)
Analytic Coherent Control in Theory and Experiment
11:55am Thomas Baumert
(Univ. Kassel)
Ultrafast Laser Control of Ionization - Fundamentals and Applications [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session Chair: Alejandro Saenz (Humboldt Univ.)
[Talks are 25 min + 10 min Discussion]

2:30pm Martin Plenio
(Imperial College)
The Physical Origin of Noise Assisted Transport with Applications to Photo-Synthetic Complexes [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:05pm Keith Nelson
(MIT)
Collective Quantum Control and Spectroscopy from THz to Optical Regimes
3:40pm Paul Brumer
(Univ. Toronto)
Coherent Control in the Classical Limit: Can the Interference Survive? [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:15pm AFTERNOON BREAK

Round Table Topic: Interface of Theory and Experiment in Coherent Control

5:00pm Philip Bucksbaum
(Stanford)
(Panel Chair)
Panelists: Thomas Baumert (Univ. Kassel), Paul Brumer (Univ. Toronto), Herschel Rabitz (Princeton) and Moshe Shapiro (Univ. British Columbia) [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6:15pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Morning Session Chair: Serguei Patchkovskii (SIMS NRC)
[Talks are 25 min + 10 min Discussion]

9:00am Paul Corkum
(NRC SIMS)
A Laser STM for Molecules [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:35am Ricardo Torres
(Imperial College)
Controlling Electrons for Ultrafast Molecular Imaging [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:10am MORNING BREAK
10:45am Amelle Zair
(Imperial College)
Quantum Path Interferences in High-Order Harmonic Generation [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:20am Olga Smirnova
(MBI Berlin)
Time and Space Resolved High Harmonic Imaging of Electron Tunnelling from Molecules [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session Chair: Anthony Starace (Univ. Nebraska)
[Talks are 25 min + 10 min Discussion]

2:30pm Ken Schafer
(LSU)
Attosecond Pump-Probe Electron Interferometry [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:05pm Lorenz Cederbaum
(Univ. Heidelberg)
Ultrafast Migration of Holes Solely Driven by Electron Correlation and Relaxation [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:40pm Andrius Baltuska
(TU WIEN)
Can We Measure Attosecond Tunneling Dynamics in Bulk Solids? [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:15pm AFTERNOON BREAK

Round Table Topic: What Can We Learn From Attosecond Experiments?

5:00pm Peter Knight
(Imperial College)
(Panel Chair)
Panelists: Andrius Baltuska (TUWEIN), Andreas Becker (Univ. Colorado), Paul Corkum (NRC, SIMS) and Misha Ivanov (Imperial College) [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6:15pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER KITP Courtyard
8:00pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Morning Session Chair: Andre Bandrauk (Univ. Sherbrooke)
[Talks are 25 min + 10 min Discussion]

9:00am Roger Brockett
(Harvard)
Noise Modeling and Noise Mitigation for Quantum Control [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:35am Anthony Bloch
(Univ. Michigan)
Finite Controllability of Infinite Quantum Systems [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:10am MORNING BREAK
10:45am Domenico D'Alessandro
(ISU)
The Constructive Lie Algebra Rank Condition and its Application in Quantum Control [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:20am Howard Wiseman
(Griffith Univ.)
Adaptive Versus Non-Adaptive Measurements for Estimation and Discrimination: Recent Results in Theory and Experiment [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm LUNCH BREAK
2:00pm FREE AFTERNOON Shuttle available to BWSCI

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Morning Session Chair: Sonia Schirmer (Univ. Cambridge)
[Talks are 25 min + 10 min Discussion]

9:00am Navin Khaneja
(Harvard)
Control Problems in NMR Spectroscopy [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:35am Steffen Glaser
(Tech. Univ. Muenchen)
Optimal Control of Spin and Pseudo-Spin Systems [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:10am MORNING BREAK
10:45am Warren Warren
(Duke Univ.)
Quantum Control of Molecular Imaging: Enhancing Magnetic Resonance and Deeper Tissue Optical Microscopy [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:20am Niels Nielsen
(Univ. Aarhus)
Optimum Control in Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:55am Dieter Suter
(Univ. Dortmund)
Robust Control in RF-Optical Double Resonance Experiments [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session Chair: Evgeny Shapiro (Univ. British Columbia)
[Talks are 25 min + 10 min Discussion]

2:30pm Herschel Rabitz
(Princeton)
Hiking over Quantum Control Landscapes and Beyond[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:05pm Gaël De Paëpe
(INAC/SCIB/LRM)
Third Spin Assisted Recoupling: Advanced Control for Structure Determination in Solid-State NMR [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:40pm Hideo Mabuchi
(Stanford)
Nonlinear Dynamics and Quantum Fluctuations in Single-Atom Cavity QED [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:15pm AFTERNOON BREAK

Round Table Topic: What Can Systems Control Theory Offer Femto, Atto and NMR Control Experiments?

5:00pm Warren Warren
(Duke Univ.)
(Panel Chair)
Panelists: Roger Brockett (Harvard), Misha Ivanov (Imperial College), Hideo Mabuchi (Stanford), Sonia Schirmer (Univ. Cambridge), Moshe Shapiro (Univ. British Columbia) and David Tannor (Weizmann Inst.) [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6:15pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER KITP Courtyard
8:00pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Morning Session Chair: Thomas Baumert (Univ. Kassel)
[Talks are 25 min + 10 min Discussion]

9:00am Moshe Shapiro
(Univ. British Columbia)
Coherent Control Adiabatic Passage - Theory and Experiments [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:35am Regina de Vivie-Riedle
(LMU)
Quantum Control of Vibrational and Electronic Processes [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:10am MORNING BREAK
10:45am Ilya Averbukh
(Weizmann Inst.)
Selective Control of Molecular Rotation [Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
11:20am Sonia Schirmer
(Univ. Cambridge)
Hamiltonian and Markovian Reservoir Engineering for Quantum Systems[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:55am Haidong Yuan
(MIT)
Majorization in Quantum Control [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session Chair: Michael Mundt (Weizmann Inst.)
[Talks are 25 min + 10 min Discussion]

2:30pm Dominique Sugny
(Inst. Bourgogne)
Time-Optimal Control of Dissipative Two-Level Quantum Systems [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:05pm Velimir Jurdjevic
(Univ. Toronto)
Optimal Control on SU_n and the Equations of Mathematical Physics [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:45pm CONFERENCE END Shuttle available to BWSCI. Also available to SB Airport and SB Airbus. (See Jocelyn to sign up.)

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Poster: M.Murphy
T.Caneva, S.Montangero
V.Giovannetti, R. Fazio
G.Santoro, T.Calarco
Communicating at the Quantum Speed Limit with Optimal Control
Poster: F.Wilhelm
P.Rebentrost, I.Serban
T.Schulte-Herbrüggen
Optimal Pulses for a Non-Markovian Open Quantum System
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