Cancelled: Ultracold Atoms Japan 14-17 April 2020

Please note that this event has been cancelled
due to the current insecurity with respect to the CORVID-19 outbreak.

14-17 April 2020 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 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

LocationOIST Seaside House, Okinawa, Japan


Ian Spielman (NIST, US)

Yoshiro Takahashi (Kyoto University, Japan)
Quantum Magnetism and Transport studied by Ultracold Two-Electron Atoms

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)

Important Dates:

Application Open: 6 September 2019
Application Deadline: 20 October 2019
Notification of Application Results:  December
Participants arrive in Okinawa: 13 April 2020
Participants depart Okinawa:  18 April 2020

Main Details: The conference fee is 20,000 JPY. Twin-share accommodation at Seaside House and meals for all workshop participants will be provided. OIST will also help with arranging visas when necessary. We offer a number of bursaries to cover up to 50% of the participants air-travel costs and can, in exceptional cases, also cover the full costs.

*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 City University
Yuki Kawaguchi, Nagoya University
Munekazu Horikoshi, Osaka City University
Takeshi Fukuhara, Riken


  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas

  Clustering as a window on the hierachical structure of quantum systems



  Nambu Yoichiro Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics




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