11 July 2005 at 08:30
22 July 2005
Trieste - Italy
Miguel A. Cazalilla, Andrew Francis C.K. Ho, John Michael F. Gunn, Wilhelm Zwerger
Vladimir E. Kravtsov
The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy, is organizing a Summer School on \"Quantum Phase Transitions and Non-Equilibrium Phenomena\", to be held in Trieste from 11 to 22 July 2005.
In the last few years, experimentalists in the field of cold atomic gases have made astonishing progress in manipulating cold atoms. The capability of tuning interactions has been recently demonstrated using Feshbach resonances, and optical lattices and microchip traps have been employed to control other parameters such as dimensionality. Thus, several types of quantum phase transitions from superfluid to interaction-driven insulating phases have been observed, and many others have been predicted. Furthermore, the system parameters can be varied as a function of time, which opens the possibility to explore non-equilibrium phenomena in a variety of quantum phases of matter.
This School intends to provide basic training to young scientists already working, or interested in working, in this rapidly developing field. It also has the goal of bringing together researchers from different backgrounds (atomic physics, nuclear physics, quantum optics, condensed matter physics, etc.), to facilitate the exchange of ideas and try to establish a common language.
Among others, the following topics will be discussed:
• Quantum Phase transitions in optical lattices
• Low-dimensional systems of cold atoms
• BCS to BEC Crossover and Fermion superfluidity
• Non-equilibrium phenomena
• Systems with many hyperfine degrees of freedom and mixtures of cold gases
• Rotating cold atomic gases and related Quantum Hall effects
• Links to Quantum Information Theory
Scientists from all countries that are members of the UN, UNESCO or IAEA can attend the School. Although the main purpose of the Centre is to help researchers from developing countries through a programme of training activities within a framework of international cooperation, young scientists from developed countries are most welcome to attend. As the School will be conducted in English, participants must have an adequate working knowledge of that language.
As a rule, travel and subsistence expenses of the participants are borne by their home institutions. However, limited funds are available for a small number of applicants who are nationals of, and working in, developing countries, and who are not more than 45 years old. As scarcity of funds allows travel to be granted only in a few exceptional cases, every effort should be made by candidates to secure support for their fare (or at least half-fare) from their home country. Such financial support is available only to those attending the entire School. There is no registration fee to attend this activity.
The closing date for the receipt of applications is
25 February 2005
Application Forms are obtainable from this WEB Page (see below).
It would be of assistance to the Selection Committee if requests for partecipation were accompanied by a letter or recommendation, especially for junior scientists.
The Application Form should completed, signed and sent to:
School on Quantum Phase Transitions (SMR.1666)
the Abdus Salam ICTP
Strada Costiera, 11
I-34014 Trieste, Italy
telefax to: +39-040-224163
e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
POSTER SESSIONS: Poster sessions will be held at Poster Gallery (Main Building Lobby). The gallery contains 51 wall-mounted magnetic boards 1.25 meters height by 1.22 meters length.
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