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From few to many: Exploring quantum systems one atom at a time

One of the grand challenges of modern physics is to understand complex materials, where the enormous number of degrees of freedom precludes exact treatments.

In this context, ultracold atomic gases offer a unique tunability of interactions, dimensions, and particle number, thus providing an ideal system in which to carry out a systematic bottom-up Approach.

Recent investigations with cold atoms have revealed how relatively few particles are required to simulate certain many-body properties. Thus, the overarching aim of this conference is to explore how a detailed understanding of few-body physics, confined geometries, and carefully tailored interactions can help shed light on the many-body behaviour of strongly correlated quantum systems.

The conference will take place on April 11-13, 2017 and will be preceded by a one-day school on April 10 aimed at the graduate level.

Confirmed School Lecturers:

Doerte Blume (Washington State)

Frédéric Chevy (LKB-ENS, Paris)

Rudi Grimm (IQOQI, Innsbruck)

Confirmed Speakers:

Jan Arlt (Aarhus University)

Grigori Astrakharchik (UPC, Barcelona)

Igor Ferrier-Barbut (Univ. Stuttgart)

Doerte Blume (Washington State)

Frédéric Chevy (LKB-ENS, Paris)

Xiaoling Cui (IOP, Beijing)

Simon Fölling (LMU, Munich)

Stefano Giorgini (Univ. Trento)

Rudi Grimm (IQOQI, Innsbruck)

Yusuke Nishida (Tokyo Inst. of Tech.)

Dmitry Petrov (LPTMS, Orsay)

Leticia Tarruell (ICFO, Barcelona)

Joseph Thywissen (Univ. Toronto)

Matteo Zaccanti (LENS, Florence)

Matthias Weidemüller (Univ. Heidelberg)

Zhenhua Yu (Sun Yat-Sen Univ.)

Antoine Browaeys (Institut d'Optique, Palaiseau)