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New magnetic field frontiers in atomic/molecular and solid-state physics

06.05.2013  -  10.05.2013

The workshop aims to stimulate an exchange of expertise and new vision between researchers operating within two different areas : generation/application of very high magnetic fields, mainly in solid state physics, and frontier research in atomic and molecular physicists based on the application of large magnetic fields. Special care will be devoted to discuss the impact of high magnetic field facilities on both research areas. The measurements of magnetic fields, both on the high and very low ranges, will be presented. The present effort of quantum simulation by the ultracold atomic physicists opens to to the experimenter several condensed matter analogues, as quantum magnetism, magnetic quantum phases (also in restricted dimensions), quantum spin glasses, exotic spin-polarized superfluids, FFLO phase, and so on. The Meeting will represent a unique opportunity to exchange knowledge and ideas on those scientific crossing topics. The new frontiers accessible under the application of application of very large magnetic fields will be explored by a joint effort. Special attention will be reserved to the generation of synthetic magnetic fields for ultracold atoms in optical lattices. The rich physics arising when condensed matter is placed into magnetic fields is still accessible in optical lattices if one is able to mimic the effect of a magnetic field by other means. Recent experimental effort has demonstrated that a magnetic-field equivalent phase may be imprinted on the atomic quantum-mechanical wavefunction. The Workshop will be organized with several invited one-hour talk and a majority of contributed talks. These contributions will be supplemented by a poster session allowing open discussions. In addition to the invited speakers (about 1/3 of the audience), this Workshop is aimed also to young scientists and PhD students involved in these frontier research areas.

École de Physique, Les Houches, France

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