International Workshop on ATOMIC PHYSICS

November 21 - 25, 2011

Scientific Coordinators:

Harvard University

The first part of this year´s Atomic Physics meeting (Monday to Wednesday) in Dresden is open to all topics of interest in atomic and molecular physics.

In the second part, from Wednesday to Friday, we will have a focus on

Quantum Aggregates

Quantum Aggregates (QA) are loosely defined as aggregates of units which largely retain their identity upon aggregation but whose interaction leads to quantum entanglement in the aggregate. The classic examples are the formation of excitonic states on aggregates of large organic molecules or the light harvesting systems in photosynthesis.
Recently, due to advances in experimental fabrication and control techniques, other interestign QA have been investigated. These include assemblies of ultra-cold Rydberg atoms, 'molecules' formed from quantum dots and hybrid aggregates of polymers on metal nano-particles.

The focus days are intend to bring together researchers working on these different system to exchange experience and to develop new ideas.

The registration fee for the workshop is €120 and should be paid by all participants. Costs for accommodation and meals will be covered by the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems. Accommodation will be organized. Limited funding is available to partially cover travel expenses. Please note that childcare is available upon request.

Deadline for registration was October 14, 2011

For further information please contact:
Gabriele Makolies, workshop secretary
phone: +49 (0)351 871 2204
fax: +49 (0)351 871 2299