International Conference on Quantum Gases of Polar Molecules and Magnetic Atoms
28.08.2012 - 30.08.2012
Recently ground state polar molecules have been successfully realized using
stimulated Raman adiabatic passage (STIRAP) technique, which has stimulated
new experimental activities along this direction in many laboratories. It is very
promising that a stable and quantum degenerate gas of polar molecules can be
realized in the near future. Such polar molecules have a large permanent electric
dipole moment and hence strong long-range dipolar interaction effects in the
presence of an electric field, giving rise to new few- and many-body phenomena
that are absent in the traditional atomic systems explored so far.
Recently there have been also increasing efforts to study degenerate gases of
atoms with large magnetic moment and hence large magnetic dipole interaction in
the presence of a magnetic field, such as Chromium, Dysprosium and Erbium.
This conference will bring together experimental and theoretical researchers
working on quantum gases of polar molecules and magnetic atoms, and discuss
new opportunities and challenges. The conference includes long and short invited
talks as well as several discussion sessions.
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China