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Workshop : Predoc School on « Interaction of light and cold atoms

30 sept-11 octobre 2019

A pre-doctoral school in Les Houches is organised from 30 September to 11 October 2019 and supported by SIRTEQ.

It consists in a two week master course on the physics of cold atoms including the recent advances in this field. The first week will cover general concepts. The second week will focus more specifically on interaction of light with cold atoms.

The course is targeted at the advanced undergraduate level and emphasizes formal lectures building on textbook knowledge. This goal meets the requirements of the Les Houches pre-doctoral school program. The school is intended primarily for PhD students in their first or second year. Undergraduates at the European Masters level who are planning a PhD study are also invited to apply. Young post-docs entering the field can also apply.

The lectures will be given (in English) by
– Jean-Michel Raimond, LKB, ENS: Introductory lecture, Field quantization, Dressed states and Cavity QED (4 lectures)
– Mikhail Baranov, University of Innsbruck: Quantum gases and superfluidity (5 lectures)
– Hélène Perrin, LPL, CNRS, University Paris 13: Optical lattices (3 lectures)
– Philippe Verkerk, PhLAM, CNRS, University of Lille: Laser cooling (4 lectures)
– Ana Asenjo Garcia, Columbia University: Collective phenomena in light-matter interfaces (3 lectures)
– Antoine Browaeys, Institut d’Optique Graduate School, CNRS, Université Paris Saclay: Dipole – dipole interaction (3 lectures)
– Robin Kaiser, INPHYNI, CNRS, UCA: Interaction and disorder (3 lectures)
– Ekkerhard Peik, PTB: Applications: from high precision measurements to metrology (4 lectures)
– Jook Walraven, University of Amsterdam: Ultracold collisions (5 lectures)

The deadline for applications is June 30, 2019. The selection of the applicants will be done at the beginning of July.

Practical information

Dates : 30 sept-11 octobre 2019

Lieu : Les Houches France