576. WE-Heraeus Seminar: Designed Quantum States of Matter

Designed Quantum States of Matter

Su, 30.11.2014 17:00  –   Fr, 05.12.2014 12:30
W. Ertmer (U Hannover), C. Ospelkaus (U Hannover), E. Rasel (U Hannover), P. Schmidt (U Hannover)
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Hauptstr. 5, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany

Event partner:
Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Foundation
Contact person:
Gunhild Faber,


576. Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Seminar "Designed Quantum States of Matter"

This seminar is generously funded by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Stiftung and will be held from Dec 1st, 2014 to Dec 5th, 2014 at Physikzentrum Bad Honnef near Bonn and Cologne in Germany.

The seminar will explore recent exciting developments in the generation, manipulation and detection of specially designed quantum states. These advances will be discussed at the rich intersection of metrological applications, fundamental tests and quantum many-body physics.

Topics covered in the seminar include the following questions: Which quantum correlated states provide the most promising gain for metrology in specific applications? How can they be generated? What is the influence of classical noise on such quantum systems? How can its influence be minimized or eliminated? In which ways can decoherence be even helpful? How can engineered decoherence be used to generate specific useful states? How big can macroscopic objects with observable quantum properties become? In which ways can different quantum systems be coupled to realize new applications and generate hybrid approaches to quantum control? In which ways can state control at the few-body level be optimally scaled to contribute to a better understanding of quantum many-body physics?

These questions are at the current forefront of research in state engineering, metrology and quantum many-body physics. The seminar will bring together leading experts to discuss new developments in this thriving field. The topics covered by the workshop include:

Quantum Metrology
Quantum State Engineering
Atom-Photon Entanglement
Designed States in Optomechanical systems
Atom interferometry with nonclassical states of matter
Atomic clocks and fundamental tests
The conference language will be English. Please note that the total number of participants is limited. The organizers invite PhD students to apply and to contribute to the poster session.

Invited Speakers

Session Quantum Metrology (QM)
Rafal Demkowicz-Dobrzanski, University of Warsaw Poland
Michael Foss-Feig, Jqi, Joint Quantum Institute, Gaitherburg, MD, USA
Augusto Smerzi, University of Florence, Italy

Session Quantum State Engineering (QSE)
Christopher Monroe, University of Maryland, MD, USA
Giovanna Morigi, Universität des Saarlands, Saarbrücken, Germany
Christian Roos, Universität Innsbruck, Autria
David J. Wineland, NIST, Boulder, Co, USA
Peter Zoller, Universität Innsbruck, Austria

Session Atom-Photon Entanglement & Cavity QED (APE)
Tilman Esslinger, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Tracy Northup, Universität Innsbruck, Austria
Arno Rauschenbeutel, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Jakob Reichel, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel de l’E.N.S., Paris, France
Tatjana Wilk, Max Planck Institut für Quantenoptik, München, Germany

Session Opto-Mechanical Systems (OMS)
Markus Aspelmeyer, Universität Wien, Austria
Tobias Kippenberg, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Konrad Lehnert, JILA, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA
Florian Marquardt, Universität Erlangen, Germany
Eva Weig, Universität Konstanz, Germany
Albert Schliesser, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Session Atom Interferometry using entangled states (AI)
Carsten Klempt, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
Markus Oberthaler, Kirchhoff Institut für Physik, Heidelberg, Germany
Wolfgang Schleich, Universität Ulm, Germany
Jörg Schmiedmayer, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Philipp Treutlein, Universität Basel, Switzerland

Session Atomic Clocks and fundamental tests (ACFT)
James Chou, NIST, Boulder, CO, USA
Tanja Mehlstäubler, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Braunschweig, Germany
Monika Schleier-Smith, LMU, München, Germany
Tanya Zelevinski, Columbia University New York, USA
Markus Arndt, University of Vienna, Austria
Christophe Salomon, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, Paris, France