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)

Doerte Blume (Washington State)

Antoine Browaeys (Institut d'Optique, Palaiseau)

Frédéric Chevy (LKB-ENS, Paris)

Lauriane Chomaz (IQOQI, Innsbruck)

Xiaoling Cui (IOP, Beijing)

Igor Ferrier-Barbut (Univ. Stuttgart)

Simon Fölling (LMU, Munich)

Stefano Giorgini (Univ. Trento)

Rudi Grimm (IQOQI, Innsbruck)

Yusuke Nishida (Tokyo Inst. of Tech.)

Dmitry Petrov (LPTMS, Orsay)

Alessio Recati (LMU, Munich)

Leticia Tarruell (ICFO, Barcelona)

Joseph Thywissen (Univ. Toronto)

Artem Volosniev (TU Darmstadt)

Matthias Weidemüller (Univ. Heidelberg)

Zhenhua Yu (Sun Yat-Sen Univ.)

Matteo Zaccanti (LENS, Florence)