[CANCELLED] OIST Workshop "Ultracold Atoms Japan"


Tuesday, April 14, 2020 (All day) to Friday, April 17, 2020 (All day)


OIST Seaside House



On behalf of the co-organizers of the OIST Workshop "Ultracold Atoms Japan" scheduled for April 14-17, 2020 at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University, we regret to inform you that the workshop has been cancelled due to the current outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.  

If you are an invited speaker or a participant of "Ultracold Atoms Japan", please follow the instructions, which were sent to you via email by the "Ultracold Atoms Japan" organizers regarding cancellation/reimbursment procedures. 



Ultracold atoms have in the past two decades become one of the most active and exciting research areas in physics. Cold atomic systems are low energy, pure and highly configurable and therefore allow to create setups in which new and advanced quantum mechanical effects can be studied and engineered. In fact, cold atomic systems are not only at the forefront for discovering fundamental new physics, they are also at the frontier in the development of advanced quantum technologies, such as quantum simulators or quantum metrology devices. The awarding of the Nobel Prizes in 2012, 2001 and 1997 to work in this area can be seen as a recognition of its groundbreaking potential.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together experts representing leading theoretical and experimental groups working in the area of ultracold atoms. In particular it will focus on the connection between the Japanese and the international community and provide platform for exchange and the creation of sustainable connections. To facilitate this, the format will allow for invited and contributed talks on most recent results and developments, poster presentations of younger researchers and discussions during social time and joint meals. The compact form of the workshop and the joint meals will also allow students direct access to the invited speakers.

The number of participants is strictly limited.


  • Monika Aidelsburger (LMU, Germany)
  • Ian Spielman (NIST, US)
  • Yoshiro Takahashi (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • Masahito Ueda (TheUniversity of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Hannah Price (University of Birmingham, UK)
  • Takashi Mukaiyama (Osaka University, Japan)
  • Joseph H. Thywissen (Toronto University, Canada)
  • Niels Kjærgaard (University of Otago, NZ)
  • Yuto Ashida (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Yuki Kawaguchi (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • Yong-il Shin (Seoul National University, Korea)
  • Tim Langen (Stuttgart University, Germany) 


  • Thomas Busch, OIST Graduate University
  • Shin Inouye, Osaka City University
  • Yuki Kawaguchi, Nagoya University
  • Munekazu Horikoshi, Osaka City University
  • Takeshi Fukuhara, Riken

Visit the workshop website for more details.

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Sponsor or Contact: 
Quantum Systems Unit (Thomas Busch)
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Application Deadline

Sunday, October 20, 2019 (All day)

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