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Atomic Physics (GRS)
Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar

Hybrid Atomic Systems in the Quantum Regime


June 10-11, 2017


Salve Regina University
Newport, RI Site Information


Boris Braverman

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by May 13, 2017. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

GRS Speaker Abstract Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the date noted above, any applicants who wish to be considered for an oral presentation should submit their application by March 10, 2017. Please refer to the application instructions in the Meeting Description section below for more details (if available).

Meeting Description


The Gordon Research Seminar on Atomic Physics is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with a similar level of experience and education to present, exchange, and discuss new data and cutting edge ideas. This is the inaugural GRS on Atomic Physics, and any suggestions or questions are highly encouraged.

The focus of this meeting is on recent advances in the creation and manipulation of strongly interacting hybrid quantum systems, with control and measurement at the level of single atoms and quanta. Sessions themes are under development, but will tentatively include topics such as quantum gas microscopes, atom-like systems coupled with phonons and photons, and Rydberg atoms.

Application Instructions

The meeting will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.

The Chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by March 10, 2017. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Deadline section above.

Related Meeting

This GRS will be held in conjunction with the "Atomic Physics" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmThermalization in Quantum Systems
Discussion Leader: Hilary Hurst (Joint Quantum Institute, University of Maryland, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmAvinash Kumar (University of Maryland, USA)
"Experiments with a Toroidal Bose-Einstein Condensate"
4:15 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmTrapped Ions and Applications
Discussion Leader: Alexander Keesling (Harvard University, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmElena Jordan (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
"Quantum Simulations Using Hundreds of Ions in a Penning Trap"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pmStephen Erickson (Ion Storage Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
"Chained Bell Inequality Experiment with High-Efficiency Measurements"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pmTomas Sikorsky (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
"Quantum Control of Inelastic Processes in Atom-Ion Systems"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmChrista Fluhmann (Trapped Ion Information Group, ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
"Preparation of Grid State Qubits by Sequential Modular Position Measurements of Trapped Ion Motion"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amRydberg Atoms and Quantum Control and Sensing of Atomic Motion
Discussion Leader: Daniel Kienzler (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
9:00 am - 9:20 amAlexander Keesling (Harvard University, USA)
"Arrays of Strongly Interacting Neutral Atoms"
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amAziza Suleymanzade (University of Chicago, USA)
"Strongly Interacting mm-Wave and Optical Photons with Rydberg Atoms"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amJohn Bartolotta (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
"Narrow Linewidth Laser Cooling via Adiabatic Transfer"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amGiulio D'Amico (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Italy)
"Gravitational Measurements with Conjugated Atom Interferometers"
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmStrongly Interacting Quantum Gases
Discussion Leader: Avinash Kumar (University of Maryland, USA)
1:30 pm - 1:50 pmHilary Hurst (Joint Quantum Institute, University of Maryland, USA)
"Understanding Dissipative Dynamics of Dark Solitons: Results from Experiment and Theory"
1:50 pm - 2:00 pmDiscussion
2:00 pm - 2:20 pmIsabella Fritsche (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
"Phase Separation in a Fermi-Bose Mixture of 6Li and 41K"
2:20 pm - 2:30 pmDiscussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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