Conference

Quantum science approaches to strongly correlated systems: from ultracold atoms to high-energy and condensed matter physics


 

Organizers:

Marcello Dalmonte (ICTP), Leonardo Fallani (University of Florence), Massimo Inguscio (University of Florence and CNR), Guido Martinelli (University La Sapienza, Rome), Simone Montangero (University of Ulm), Ian Spielman (NIST, JQI), Sandro Stringari (University of Trento), and Uwe-Jens Wiese (University of Bern)

Period: from 29-05-2017 to 02-06-2017

 
 
Deadline: 07-04-2017
 
 
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Abstract
 
 

 

 

Gauge fields play a fundamental role in our understanding of complex natural phenomena. Static gauge fields, such as magnetic fields and spin orbit coupling, are responsible for most of the topological effects found in solid state materials, while dynamical gauge fields are the backbone of the standard model in particle physics, and are instrumental in describing quantum magnetism.

 

 

 

In recent years, quantum technologies have emerged as a novel, complementary approach to investigate paradigms of strongly correlated quantum matter related to gauge fields. On the one hand, cold atom systems, owing to their unparalleled degree of control and versatility, represent an ideal experimental platform for the investigation of both static and dynamical gauge fields. From the other hand, novel numerical quantum information tools have been put forward as complementary methods to access regimes where Monte Carlo simulations are affected by the sign problem.

 

 

 

The purpose of this Conference is to bring together researches in the fields of cold atoms, high-energy, and condensed matter physics, to discuss state-of-the-art perspectives and challenges in the field of synthetic gauge fields and related areas. Within this activity, we expect that the growing interdisciplinary field involving the aforementioned fields will be given a strong boost, paving the way toward the realization of quantum simulation platforms for gauge theories and exotic superfluid and insulating states of matter.

 

 
 

 
 
Topics
 
 
The list of topics of the conference includes:
 
- Spin-orbit-coupled Bose and Fermi gasses,
- Synthetic gauge fields
- Dynamical gauge fields and lattice gauge theories with ultracold atoms
- Matrix-product states and tensor network methods
- Quantum gasses with SU(N) symmetry
- Long-range interactions
- Fermi superfluids
 
List of confirmed invited speakers:
 
Juergen Berges
Rainer Blatt
Jerome Beugnon
Iacopo Carusotto
Alessio Celi
Tilman Esslinger
Rosario Fazio
Nathan Goldman
Fabian Heidrich-Meisner  
Fred Jendrzejewski
Michael Lohse
Miguel Angel Martin-Delgado
Christine Muschick
Giacomo Roati
Leticia Tarruell
Christof Weitenberg 
 

 

 
 
 
 
Preview
 
 

There will be the opportunity for some contributed talks and presenting posters during the week. In case you will be willing to provide a contribution, please include a tentative title in the section Comments of your application.

 
 
 
     
     

 


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