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Atomic Physics 2017

Scientific Coordinators: Tilman Pfau, Jan-Michael Rost


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Topological Matter in Artificial Gauge Fields

Scientific Coordinators: André Eckardt, Fabian Heidrich-Meisner, Christof...


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Public Outreach

Our public outreach program aims to make scientific results accessible to the general public. Active scientists speak about their recent work and explain it to a lay public with an interest in natural sciences, or to school children of different ages.

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Quantum phase transitions and transport in interacting Weyl semimetals

Vladimir Juricic (NORDITA (Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics))

30 Nov 2017, 02:00 PM Room 1D1

Image scanning microscopy and metal induced energy transfer: Enhancing microscopy resolution in all directions

Jörg Enderlein (Universität Göttingen)

06 Dec 2017, 04:30 PM Room 1D1


Tomasz Sowinski (Institute of Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)

07 Dec 2017, 02:00 PM Room 1D1


Publication Highlights

Live cell X-ray imaging of autophagic vacuoles formation and chromatin dynamics in fission yeast

Strelnikova et al., Scientific Reports 7, 13775 (2017)

The major challenge...

Publication Highlights

Interaction Dependent Heating and Atom Loss in a Periodically Driven Optical Lattice

Martin Reitter et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 200402

Time periodic driving,...