Okinawa School in Physics: Coherent Quantum Dynamics
Okinawa School in Physics 2017: Coherent Quantum Dynamics
CQD 2017 26 September - 5 October Okinawa, Japan
The study of quantum coherent dynamics is currently one of the most active and exciting areas in physics. It holds the promise for the development of new technologies (quantum computing, quantum metrology,...) and, at the same time, has already delivered insights into the foundations of quantum mechanics. Its fast moving pace and new approach has attracted many young researchers and summer schools - at which leading experts share their knowledge and directly interact with the participants - have become an integral part of the community.
The school will consist of lectures delivered by Japanese and international experts on the fundamentals of the area. This will be supplemented by accessible presentations (colloquia) on cutting-edge research problems. All participants should present a poster based on their current research.
Location: OIST Seaside House
OIST is deeply committed to the advancement of women in science, in Japan and worldwide. In order to assist principal child carers in participating at this workshop we can provide additional support (such as flights for the child(ren) and child care) where necessary. Information available on request.
József Fortágh, University of Tübingen, Germany (L)
Lecture I Atom chips
Lecture II Interactions of atoms and solids
Lecture III Hybrid quantum systems of ultra-cold atoms and superconductors
Kazue Kudo, Ochanomizu University, Japan (C)
Colloquium: Domain pattern dynamics in Spinor Bose-Einstein Condensates and Ferromagnets
Wenhui Li, CQT, Singapore (L)
Lectures: Cold Rydberg gases
Sabrina Maniscalco, University of Turku, Finland (L)
Lectures: Non-Markovian open quantum systems
John Martinis, UC Santa Barbara, US (L)
Lectures: Quantum supremacy in superconducting qubits
Jian-Wei Pan, USTC, China (C)
Colloquium: Scalable quantum information processing with atoms and photons
Christophe Salomon, LKB, CNRS, France (L)
Lectures: Ultracold Fermi gases
Ryosuke Shimizu, University of Electro-Communications, Japan (C)
Colloquium: Fourier optics for entangled photons
Gora Shlyapnikov, LPTMS, CNRS, Orsay, France (L)
Lecture I Bose-Einstein condensation. From the discovery to modern results.
a) Basic concepts. Role of the density of satates and interparticle interaction.
b) Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) in trapped gases. Dynamics of evolving condensates.
c) BEC in dipolar cold gases. Stability diagram.
d) Supersolid state of bosons
Lecture II Degenerate fermions. From the weakly to strongly interacting regime.
a) Basic concepts. First observation of quantum degeneracy. BCS approach
b) Feshbach resonances and the achievement of the strongly interacting regime.
c) BCS-BEC crossover. Bose-Einstein condensation and remarkable collisional stability of weakly bound molecules.
Lecture III Prospects for novel many-body states in ultracold gases.
a) Itinerant ferromagnetism in two-component Fermi gases. Stoner mechanism and beyond it.
b) P-wave superfluids of identical fermions. Px+iPy topological superfluid. Critical temperature and stability in free space and in a lattice
Jelena Vuckovic, Stanford University, USA (L)
Yoshihisa Yamamoto, ImPACT Program, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan and Stanford University, USA (L)
Lectures: Quantum neural networks for combinatorial optimization and Boltzmann sampling I, II, III
Eisuke Abe, Keio University, Japan (C)
Colloquium: Microwave engineering, magnetic sensing technique and materials science for NV centers in diamond.
- Application Open: March 2017
- Application Deadline: 21 May 2017
- Deadline for Reference Letters: 28 May 2017
- Notification of Application Results: mid-June 2017
- Participants arrive on Okinawa: September 25, 2017
- Participants depart Okinawa: October 06, 2017