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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