Ultracold Atoms Japan 2024

 Application is Open!

9 - 12 April 2024, Okinawa, Japan

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 Japanese groups and Japan and the international community, and provide platform for exchange and the creation of sustainable connections.


Location:OIST Main Campus, OIST Seaside House, Okinawa, Japan


Comfirmed Speakers:

Artur Widera, University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU)

Jae-yoon Choi, KAIST, Korea

Zhi-Fang Xu, Southern University of Science and Technology, China

Ana Maria Rey, University of Colorado Boulder, USA

Yu-Ju Lin, Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Taiwan

Yuki Miyazawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Masahito Ueda, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Ippei Danshita, Kindai University, Japan

Kosuke Shibata, Gakushuin University, Japan

Takao Aoki, Waseda University, Japan

Shoichi Okaba, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Important Dates:
Application Open: 29 November 2023
Application Deadline: 9 January 2024
Notification of Acceptance: the end of January
Participants arrive in Okinawa: 8 April 2024
Participants depart Okinawa:  13 April 2024

Main Details:
Participation fee: 20,000JPY (This is  part of the workshop operating budget and a breakdown cannot be provided.)

 Accommodation in shared twin rooms is available for free and food will be provided.

*OIST is deeply committed to the advancement of women in science, in Japan and worldwide.
Women are strongly encouraged to apply.*


Thomas Busch, OIST Graduate University
Shin Inouye, Osaka Metropolitan University
Yuki Kawaguchi, Nagoya University
Munekazu Horikoshi, Osaka Metropolitan University
Takeshi Fukuhara, Riken
Hiroki Takahashi, OIST Graduate University