Ultracold Atom Physics

This summer course will cover both fundamental topics and advanced problems in the field of ultracold atom physics, including Fano-Feshbach and Efimov resonances, topological quantum matters, non-equilibrium quantum dynamics, and strongly correlated systems, among the others. We believe that these topics will help students and junior researchers from Hong Kong and aboard to quickly get to the current frontier of ultracold atom physics and related fields. We will use lectures, discussions, student presentations, a poster session, and lab visits to enable close interactions between lecturers and students.

Sunday 10 June 2018

03:00

Reception

Monday 11 June 2018

16:50

Opening session

17:00

Cheng Chin, Introduction to Fano-Feshbach and Efimov resonances

18:00

Tea Break

18:30

Randy Hulet, The Birth (and Death) of a Matter-Wave Solition

19:30

Lunch

21:30

Tin-Lun Ho, Monopoles and Instantons in Cold Atom Systems

22:30

Tea Break

23:00

Renbao Liu, Lee Yang zeros and dynamical quantum phase transitions

00:00

Tea Break

00:30

Student Presentation I (Coordinator, Qi Zhou)

03:00

Dinner

Tuesday 12 June 2018

17:00

Randy Hulet, Quantum Magnestism with Ultracold Fermions

18:00

Tea Break

18:30

Fred Chevy, Strongly correlated Fermi gases (I)

19:30

Lunch

21:30

Cheng Chin, Floquet physics: quantum dynamics in a driven quantum gas

22:30

Tea Break

23:00

Visit labs on ultracold atoms in CUHK, hosted by Prof. Dajun Wang

00:00

Tea Break

00:30

Posters Session

03:00

Banquet

Wednesday 13 June 2018

17:00

Alexander Fetter, Vortex dynamics on curved surfaces: cylinders and cones

18:00

Tea Break

18:30

Fred Chevy, Strongly correlated Fermi gases (II)

19:30

Lunch

21:30

Qi Zhou, Quantum many-body dynamics: emergent exotic states

23:00

Free Discussions

03:00

Dinner

Thursday 14 June 2018

17:00

Cheng Chin, Quantum phase transitions in atomic quantum gas experiments

18:00

Tea Break

18:30

Tin-Lun Ho, Realization of Majorana edge modes in Cold Atoms

19:30

Lunch

21:30

Student Presenations II (Coordinator: Aleander Fetter)

23:30

Transport to HKUST

00:30

Visit labs on ultracold atoms and quatum optics in HKUST, hosted by Prof. Gyuboong Jo

03:30

Dinner

Friday 15 June 2018

17:00

Dajun Wang, Dipolar collisions between ultracold NaRb molecules

18:00

Tea Break

18:30

Tin-Lun Ho, TBA

19:30

Lunch

21:30

Gyuboong Jo, Toplogical matters with ultracold atoms

22:30

Tea Break

23:00

Qi Zhou, Quantum many-body dynamics: frustrations and localizations

00:00

Tea Break

00:30

Student Presenation III (Coordinator, Alexander Fetter)

02:10

Closing remarks and presenating certificates to students

02:30

Dinner

Speakers

  • Professor Cheng Chin University of Chicago https://ultracold.uchicago.edu/
  • Professor Frédéric Chevy École Normale Supérieure
  • Professor Alexander Fetter Stanford University https://physics.stanford.edu/people/alexander-fetter
  • Professor Tin-Lun, Jason Ho Ohio State University https://physics.osu.edu/people/ho.6
  • Professor Randall G. Hulet Rice University http://atomcool.rice.edu/
  • Professor Gyu-boong Jo Hong Kong University of Science and Technology http://ultracold.ust.hk/
  • Liu Renbao Chinese University of Hong Kong http://www.phy.cuhk.edu.hk/rbliu/
  • Professor Dajun Wang Chinese University of Hong Kong http://www.phy.cuhk.edu.hk/~djwang/
  • Qi Zhou Purdue University https://sites.google.com/view/qizhou