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Welcome to the symposium on

"Shedding light on emergent quantum phenomena"

Heidelberg (Germany), March 9-12, 2014

Full program incl. abstracts now available!

Public lecture

The interaction of many simple elements, each obeying basic rules, often produces remarkably rich and complex new behavior. In the quantum realm, this gives rise to exotic effects such as superconductivity, superfluidity, magnetism, new types of 'quasi'-particles, and new phases of matter. This symposium, held at the Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg (IWH) in March 2014 will be among the first to focus on emergent phenomena in ultracold quantum gases. Highlighting cutting edge research from around the world, we strive to create a unified understanding of many-body phenomena in interacting quantum systems.

An exclusive list of speakers, a limited number of participants, and plenty of time to spend together between the selected talks and in the evenings will create an ideal atmosphere for discussions and new ideas. The beautiful setting in the Old Town of Heidelberg will certainly contribute to an inspiring atmosphere.

Official poster

Focus areas:
  • Quantum magnetism
  • Long-range interactions
  • Bose-Fermi polarons
  • Interacting photon fluids
  • Low-dimensional quantum gases

Preliminary list of speakers
  • Rudi Grimm
  • Christophe Salomon
  • Chris Greene
  • Selim Jochim
  • Matthias Weidemüller
  • Jun Ye
  • Tilman Esslinger
  • Tilman Pfau
  • Michael Köhl
  • Francesca Ferlaino
  • Mikhail Baranov
  • Thomas Pohl
  • Michael Fleischhauer
  • Lincoln Carr

Scientific coordination and organization

Christoph Hofmann
Eva Kuhnle
Shannon Whitlock

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This symposium has been made possible through the Klaus-Georg and Sigrid Hengstberger prize 2013, awarded to the organizers by the University of Heidelberg.

Hengstberger prize official announcement (in German)

We are very grateful for further financial support by

Heidelberg Graduate School of Fundamental Physics
Heidelberg Center for Quantum Dynamics