Midwestern Cold Atom Workshop

Saturday, November 15, 2008
Argonne National Laboratory


No registration fee

Lunch (pizza) will be ordered and paid on the meeting day upon arrival


Saturday, November 15, 2009

08:30 – 09:00          Morning coffee and registration

09:00 – 09:15          Welcome by Director Robert Janssens

09:15 – 10:45         Chair: Cheng Chin, Chicago

                                Exploring dirty bosons and thermoelectricity using optical lattices
                                                Brian DeMarco, Illinois
                                Controlling interactions in cold atoms and molecules
                                                Yong Chen, Purdue
                                Cold atom physics with planar optical waveguides
                                                Gregory Lafyatis, Ohio State

10:45 – 11:00          Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30         Chair: Zheng-Tian Lu, Argonne

                                Tabletop tests of supersymmetry: an electron EDM search with tungsten carbide
                                                Aaron Leanhardt, Michigan
                                Laser trapping and probing of exotic helium isotopes
                                                Peter Mueller, Argonne
                                Trapping and ionization studies with lasers and x rays
                                                Steve Southworth, Argonne

12:30 – 01:00          Pizza lunch

01:00 – 02:30          Tour Advanced Photon Source and trap labs

02:30 – 04:30         Chair: Brian DeMarco

                                Experiments toward tunable Bose condensates and Bose-Fermi mixtures in optical lattices
                                                Cheng Chin, Chicago
                                Controlling neutral atom quantum states by Rydberg interactions
                                                Mark Saffman, Wisconsin
                                Coherent light emission from ultracold Rydberg atoms
                                                Erik Brekke, Wisconsin
                                Exploring exotic matter through the quantum manipulation of dipolar atom
                                                Ben Lev, Illinois

04:30 – 06:00          Poster session


The workshop is to be held in the Auditorium of Building 203 of Argonne

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Argonne Guesthouse (inside Argonne Lab, requires Argonne entry permission)

Nearby hotels (outside Argonne Lab)


Zheng-Tian Lu, lu@anl.gov
Debra Morrison, morrison@anl.gov (secretary)
Peter Mueller, pmueller@anl.gov
Stephen Southworth, southworth@anl.gov


2007   Univ of Wisconsin at Madison
2005   Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign