May 9 9 – 13 May 2016 at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Croucher Summer Courses

Every summer the Croucher Foundation funds short courses that aim to educate and inspire postgraduate students and early career researchers from Hong Kong an...

Ultracold Atom Physics

This five-day residential summer course will introduce both fundamental knowledge and advanced topics in the current frontier of ultracold atom physics to a small group of talented postgraduate students and junior research fellows. Renowned experts in this field from overseas and local institutes will deliver lectures, host lab visits, and interact actively with the participants. 

The study of ultracold atoms is one of the hottest topics in physics today. This field is very unique in the sense that it has great flexibility in experiments for simulating a wide range of systems that are of great importance to many different fields. As a result, this field has been very fast growing, addressing a broad range of fundamental issues crucial in many other fields in physics, while at the same time shows great promise in technological applications. As of now, the field of ultracold atoms is highly interdisciplinary, connecting many traditionally unrelated areas such as atomic physics, condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, high energy physics, and quantum information processing. 

The contents of this year’s course include strongly interacting fermion gases, multi-component ultracold atoms, spin-orbit coupling and related topics. The number of students in the course is limited to 30.

A Croucher Summer Course in partnership with the Chinese University of Hong Kong.