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École Prédoctorale de Physique des Houches


logo GDR   Cold-Atoms PreDoc School

Exploring new quantum gases

September 14-25, 2015


SCIENTIFIC PURPOSE

Laser cooling of atoms has been extensively developped these last years. Macroscopic samples of atoms in the same quantum state (known as the Bose-Einstein Condensates) are, nowadays widely used in the labs. Besides fundamental interest related to problems of condensated matter Physics (superfluidity, superconductivity), laser cooling allows several applications in other fields.

This year, the focus of our PreDoc school will be indeed on new species of ultracold atoms and molecules. After a series of introductory lectures devoted to laser cooling, interaction and quantum gases, the programme proposes different aspects of recent developments. Both experimental approaches and theoretical concepts will be covered, as well as a general overview of the fields and the underlying physics.


A preliminary scientific programme is available below.


GENERAL INFORMATION

This school is mostly intended for students who are pursuing their PhD Thesis (details). A few participants at the post-doctoral level will be also accepted. The school is opened to participants from all countries.

All the lectures will be given in English. The number of participants is limited to improve the exchanges between students and lecturers.

This school follows the previous ones held in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. and 2014.


APPLICATIONS & Grants

This school is opened to students and young post-docs of any citizenship.
The applications are done on-line.
Registration fees cover full-board accomodation and lodging at les Houches school of Physics. They amount to :

650 Euros for students in the first two years of PhD
880 Euros for all the others.


A few grants covering the registration fees (but not travel expenses) are available.

Applications must be completed on-line before June 28th, 2015. Applicants will be informed of their selection by July 12th, 2015.

To apply, you should prepare your ID picture (in jpeg format) and your Curriculum Vitae (in pdf format). In your CV, please include a paragraph giving the reasons for which you apply.

To be considered, the application form and the curriculum vitae have to be followed by a recommendation e-mail from the Thesis Supervisor. It should be done before June 28th 2015.


ORGANISING COMMITTEE

H. PERRIN,  J. WALRAVEN,  and Ph. VERKERK


SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, William D. Phillips, Theodor W. Hänsch, Anton Zeilinger


CREDITS

The organisers thank Daniel Hennequin for the on-line application form.


FUNDING INSTITUTIONS

The course has been initiated several years ago by the International Cold Atom Network, INTERCAN, which is promoting European collaboration of research and education in the field of dilute atomic and molecular quantum systems.

The GDR Atomes froids, supported by the CNRS, is now pursuing this task


PROGRAMME


- kick-off : Jean Dalibard (JD : 1 lecture)


- Philippe Verkerk (PV : 4 lectures) Light-Matter Interaction / Laser Cooling and Trapping
- Jook Walraven (JW : 5 lectures) Quantum gases - elastic interactions
- Dima Petrov (DP : 4 lectures) Degenerate gases
- Hélène Perrin (HP : 1 lecture) Optical Lattices
- Thierry Lahaye (TL : 3 lectures) Cold Rydberg atoms
- Wim Vassen (WV : 3 lectures) Metastable Helium - Metrology
- Michael Köhl (MK : 3 lectures) Cold Ions
- Bruno Laburthe-Tolra (BLT : 3 lectures) Dipolar gases
- Leticia Tarruell (LT : 3 lectures) Fermionic gases
- Trey Porto (TP : 3 lectures) Gauge fields in optical lattices


Arrival of the participants : Monday, September 14th 2015, from 3pm to 7:30pm.

Welcome party Monday at 6pm.

Departure of the participants : Friday, September 25th 2015 after lunch.


1st week

Monday
14

Tuesday
15

Wednesday
16

Thursday
17

Friday
18

Saturday
19

Sunday
20

8h45

10h15

JD

JW-2

PV-3

DP-4

10h45

12h15

JW-1

PV-2

DP-3

JW-5

12h30
14h00

lunch

lunch

lunch

lunch

(lunch)

(lunch)

14h00
15h00

15h30

17h00

Arrival

PV-1

DP-2

JW-4

PV-4

17h30

19h00

Arrival

DP-1

JW-3

HP-1

xx

19h30

dinner

dinner

dinner

dinner

dinner

dinner

dinner

20h30

22h00

Posters-1






2nd week

Monday
21

Tuesday
22

Wednesday
23

Thursday
24

Friday
25

8h45

10h15

MK-1

LT-2

WV-3

LT-3

TP-3

10h45

12h15

LT-1

WV-2

TL-2

TP-2

BLT-3

12h30
14h00

lunch

lunch

lunch

lunch

lunch

14h00
15h00

15h30

17h00

WV-1

MK-3

TP-1

BLT-2

17h30

19h00

MK-2

TL-1

BLT-1

TL-3

19h30

dinner

dinner

dinner

dinner

20h30

22h00

Posters-2



 


Les Houches est un village de la vallée de Chamonix, dans les Alpes françaises. Fondée en 1951, l'Ecole est située dans un groupe de chalets montagnards entourés de prairies et de bois, à une altitude de 1150 m, face à la chaîne du Mont Blanc. C'est un lieu idéal pour le travail intellectuel et les sports de montagne.

L'Ecole de Physique des Houches est affiliée à l'Université Joseph Fourier et à l'Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble. Elle est subventionnée par le Ministère de la Jeunesse, de l'Education Nationale et de la Recherche, le Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) et la Direction des Sciences de la Matière du Commissariat à l'Energie atomique (CEA/DSM).

L'hébergement et les repas sont assurés pour tous les participants. Les étudiants bénéficieront en permanence de salles de réunion et d'une bibliothèque.

Centre de Physique des Houches, Côte des Chavants, F-74310 Les Houches.
Directeur David Guéry-Odelin
Tél : (33) 4 50 54 40 69 - Fax : (33) 4 50 55 53 25.


 Les Houches 

Secrétariat: secretariat.houches@ujf-grenoble

Mis à jour par : Philippe Verkerk