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

19:00

Reception

Monday 11 June

08:50

Opening session

09:00

Cheng Chin, Introduction to Fano-Feshbach and Efimov resonances

10:00

Tea Break

10:30

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

11:30

Lunch

13:30

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

14:30

Tea Break

15:00

Renbao Liu, Lee Yang zeros and dynamical quantum phase transitions

16:00

Tea Break

16:30

Student Presentation I (Coordinator, Qi Zhou)

19:00

Dinner

Tuesday 12 June

09:00

Randy Hulet, Quantum Magnestism with Ultracold Fermions

10:00

Tea Break

10:30

Fred Chevy, Strongly correlated Fermi gases (I)

11:30

Lunch

13:30

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

14:30

Tea Break

15:00

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

16:00

Tea Break

16:30

Posters Session

19:00

Banquet

Wednesday 13 June

09:00

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

10:00

Tea Break

10:30

Fred Chevy, Strongly correlated Fermi gases (II)

11:30

Lunch

13:30

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

15:00

Free Discussions

19:00

Dinner

Thursday 14 June

09:00

Cheng Chin, Quantum phase transitions in atomic quantum gas experiments

10:00

Tea Break

10:30

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

11:30

Lunch

13:30

Student Presenations II (Coordinator: Aleander Fetter)

15:30

Transport to HKUST

16:30

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

19:30

Dinner

Friday 15 June

09:00

Dajun Wang, Dipolar collisions between ultracold NaRb molecules

10:00

Tea Break

10:30

Tin-Lun Ho, TBA

11:30

Lunch

13:30

Gyuboong Jo, Toplogical matters with ultracold atoms

14:30

Tea Break

15:00

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

16:00

Tea Break

16:30

Student Presenation III (Coordinator, Alexander Fetter)

18:10

Closing remarks and presenating certificates to students

18:30

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