The fields of ultracold atomic gases and optics and photonics are mutually entangled in many ways. The workshop aims to bring together scientists from the two communities to discuss the topics that are of great current interest in both fields.
These topics include synthetic gauge fields / synthetic magnetism for atoms and photons, physics of the Hall effect, topological phases and topological effects such as topological insulators, Weyl semimetals, and the manifestations of these phases in forms of topologically protected edge states. A flurry of papers is being published in most prestigious journals on these topics. It is our belief that both communities could benefit by having stronger links in understanding the methods from the other side, experimental difficulties, new possibilities and ideas.
Deadline for abstract submission 10 July 2015