Course 188

Atom Interferometry

15 – 20 July


Topics

  • Atom interferometry: theoretical background and experimental schemes
  • Ultracold atoms and atom optics
  • Comparison of atom, light, electron, neutron interferometers and applications
  • High precision measurements with atom interferometry and applications:
    - tests of fundamental physics (general relativity, gravitational waves, electromagnetic interactions)
    - gravitation, intertial measurements and geophysics
    - measurement of fundamental constants
  • Advanced atom interferometers:
    - interferometry with quantum degenerate gases
    - matter wave interferometry beyond classical limits
    - large area interferometers
    - atom interferometry on chips
  • Interferometry with clusters and molecules

Lecturers:
    M. Arndt – Quantum Nanophysics Group, University of Vienna (Austria)
    F. Biraben – Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris (France)
    C. Bordé –- SYRTE, Observatoire de Paris and Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, Villetaneuse (France)
    P. Bouyer – Laboratoire Photonique, Numérique et Nanosciences, Université Bordeaux, Talence (France)
    S. Chu – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, CA (USA)
    P. Graham – Department of Physics, Stanford University, CA (USA)
    A. Landragin – LNE-SYRTE Observatoire de Paris, CNRS and UPMC, Paris (France)
    H. Müller – University of California and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, CA (USA)
    M. Oberthaler – Kirchhoff Institut für Physik,Universität Heidelberg (Germany)
    A. Peters – AG Optische Metrologie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany)
    E. M. Rasel – Institut für Quantumoptik, Leibniz Universität Hannover (Germany)
    W. Schleich – Institut für Quantenphysik, Universität Ulm (Germany)
    J. Schmiedmayer – Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology, Institute of Atomic and Subatomic Physics, Vienna University of Technology (Austria)
    A. Smerzi – QSTAR, INO-CNR and LENS, Firenze (Italy)
    F. Vetrano – Dipartimento di Scienze di Base e Fondamenti, Università di Urbino (Italy)
    J. Vigué – Laboratoire Collisions, Agrégats, Réactivité, Université de Toulouse, (France)

Directors of the Course:
    G. M. Tino - Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Firenze, LENS, Firenze, INFN, Sezione di Firenze (Italy)
    M. A. Kasevich - Department of Physics, Stanford University, CA (USA)

Scientific Secretary:
    F. Sorrentino - Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Firenze and INFN, Sezione di Firenze (Italy)

Deadline for application: 29 April 2013

Correspondence and application forms should be sent to:
    Fiodor Sorrentino
    Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia
    Università di Firenze
    INFN, Sezione di Firenze
    Via G. Sansone 1
    50019 Sesto Fiorentino FI (Italy)
    Tel.: ++39-055-4572039 Fax: ++39-055-4572346
    sorrentino@fi.infn.it
Arrival day: Sunday, 14 July 2013

Opening of the Course: Monday, 15 July 2013 – 9.00 a.m.

Closing of the Course: Saturday, 20 July 2013 – 12.30 p.m.

Participation fee: € 900,00 (for attendance, full board, lodging and Proceedings)

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