International Workshop on ATOMIC PHYSICS

November 24 – 28, 2014

Scientific Coordinators:

Thomas Pfeifer Jan M Rost
MPI for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg mpipks, Dresden

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

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

Slow electrons and short light pulses

Slow electrons appear under a variety of circumstances when matter is interacting with short and high-frequency laser pulses. This is true, e.g., for ionisation where slow electrons emerge in spectra generated with intense  mid-infrared pulses, as well as for slow electron “evaporating” from an atom or molecule under an ultrashort light pulse. Other examples refer to terahertz streaking and to the cosmos of bound slow electrons, i.e., Rydberg dynamics, in the ultra cold environments as well as in  short pulse interaction. There, already a few-cycle near-infrared pulse can intercept Rydberg orbits modifying resonances with the corresponding q-parameter and opens  new perspectives for quantum control. Yet, slow electrons are an experimental challenge due to the high energy resolution required and they are computationally demanding since a  long propagation time is necessary.  The  focus days will offer the chance for an exchange of ideas  as well as the exploration of synergies with and among experts on the different aspects of slow electrons.

The registration fee for the workshop is €120 and should be paid by all participants. The number of attendees is limited.
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.

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