The 11th International Workshop on Fundamental Physics Using Atoms


Workshop Objectives

Recently much effort has been directed to investigate the fundamental physics which exploits remarkable developments in atomic physics and/or quantum optical techniques. Notable examples include (A) test of the time reversal invariance by observing permanent electric dipole moments of atoms or molecules, (B) neutrino mass spectroscopy using atoms, (C) measurement of the fine structure constant’s time dependence with precision using atomic clocks etc. This conference aims to strengthen these efforts by bringing together recent research results, discussing future prospects, and expanding research networks. The program will consist of tutorial research lectures and invited and contributed talks. All oral presentations will be during a single stream plenary session and a poster presentation session will be organized as well. Participants who wish to be considered for contributed talks must submit their contribution at the time of registration.

For Graduate Students

We strongly encourage graduate students, in particular from Asia, to attend this workshop. The program will include three tutorial research lectures given by the distinguished Profs. Rasel, Doyle and Xing. A certain amount of funding is available in forms of travel grants and for accommodation. A poster presentation and a reference from the supervisor are required to be eligible for this support. Please indicate during the registration process if you want to apply for this.

Invited Speakers

Beyond Colliders: the Search for >10TeV Particles using Cold Molecules
John Doyle    Harvard Univ. USA

Neutrino masses and flavor oscillations
Zhi-Zhong Xing    Beijing, Inst. High Energy Phys, China

Recent developments and perspectives in physics of axions or axion-like-particles
Kiwoon Choi    IBS, Korea

Dark Matter and Structure Formation in the Universe
Kentaro Nagamine    Osaka U, Japan

Phase-controlled atom-field interaction: from superradiance to superabsorption
Kyungwon An    SNU, Korea

Experiments on Parity and Time Reversal Violations in Atoms and Molecules
Klaus Jungmann Univ. of Groningen, Netherlands

Optical lattice clocks toward 10^-19
Hidetoshi Katori    RIKEN, Japan

Interferometry with Bose-Einstein condensation on ground and in space-1
Ernst Rasel     University of Hannover, Germany

Some new results of fundamental-symmetry tests and ultralight dark-matter searches
Dmitry Budker     Helmholtz Institute, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany and UC Berkeley, USA

Dark Matter Direct Detection: the state-of-the-art
Shingo Kazama  KMI, Nagoya University, Japan

Neutrino Oscillations – current status and future prospects –
Atsuko K. Ichikawa  Kyoto University, Japan

X-ray pumping of the nuclear-clock isomer 229-Th
Takahiko Masuda   RIIS, Okayama University, Japan


Noboru Sasao (co-chair) Okayama University
Thomas Busch (co-chair) OIST
Yasuhiro Sakemi CNS, Univeristy of Tokyo
Síle Nic Chormaic OIST
Koichiro Asahi RIKEN
Motohiko Yoshimura Okayama Univeristy
Kazuhiko Sugiyama Kyoto Univeristy
Satoshi Uetake Okayama Univeristy
Satoshi ISO KEK


 The workshop is organised by and held at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University.  OIST also sponsors the venue, travel for lecturers, and provedes a number of travel-fellowships for students.

The workshop is is co-sponsored by RIIS (Okayama University)