Atomic Physics 2017

International Workshop on Atomic Physics
26 November – 1 December 2017

with focus days on "Giant Interactions in Rydberg Systems" GiRyd (DFG Priority Programme 1929)

Focus days: Monday – Thursday

The combination of ultra cold atoms and high resolution laser spectroscopy of Rydberg atoms has enabled the observation of very strong interactions between Rydberg atoms, the so-called Rydberg Blockade. Triggered by this milestone a new research field emerged which is branching out from atomic physics to molecular physics, physical chemistry, many-body physics, quantum information processing, quantum simulation, quantum optics, and semiconductor physics as well as surface physics and sensor applications.

General part: Wednesday – Friday

The general part covers interesting new developments in Atomic Physics, mostly related to ultracold or ultrafast dynamics.



preliminary list of invited speakers

Hannes Bernien (Cambridge, MA)
Michel Brune (Paris)
Jan Marcus Dahlström (Lund)
Stephan Dürr (Garching)
Agapi Emmanouilidou (London)
Edward Grant (Vancouver)
Stephen Hogan (London)
Matthew Jones (Durham, UK)
Tom Killian (Houston)
Roman Krems (Vancouver)
Thierry Lahaye (Paris)
Perttu Luukko (Tampere)
Philipp Marquetand (Vienna)
Florian Meinert (Stuttgart)
Frederic Merkt (Zürich)
Thomas Möller (Berlin)
Robert Moshammer (Heidelberg)
Thomas Pohl (Aarhus)
Alexander Popov (Moscow)
Georg Raithel (Ann Arbor, MI)
Hossein Sadeghpour (Cambridge, MA)
Alejandro Saenz (Berlin)
Peter Schmelcher (Hamburg)
Richard Schmidt (Cambridge, MA)
James Shaffer (Norman, OK)
Sebastian Wüster (Bhopal)



Scientific Coordinators

Tilman Pfau 
(Universität Stuttgart)

Jan M Rost
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden)


Gabriele Makolies
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden)


The registration is closed. Members of the GiRyd programme who want to register should send an email to
atom2017 at

The registration fee for the international workshop is 120 Euro and should be paid by all participants. 


Scientific Program

Sunday, November 26: Registration and welcome reception 
Focus days: Monday to Thursday
General part: Wednesday to Friday

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