KITP Program: Beyond Standard Optical Lattices (Sep 13 - Dec 10, 2010)
Coordinators: Ehud Altman, Maciej Andrzej Lewenstein, W. Vincent Liu

Scientific Advisors: Immanuel Bloch, Sankar Das Sarma, Mikhail Lukin, William Daniel Phillips

Time Speaker Title
9/14, 10:00 a.m. All Organizational Meeting
9/14, 11:15 a.m. Andreas Hemmerich
Univ. Hamburg
Orbital Optical Lattices[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/16, 2:00 p.m. Assa Auerbach
Technion & KITP
Transport Theory of Lattice Bosons[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/16, 3:45 p.m. Hans Peter Büchler
Stuttgart Univ. & KITP
Solid Phase with Cold Atomic Gases in One-dimension[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
09/20, 12:15 p.m. Maciek Lewenstein
Beyond Standard Optical Lattices[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
9/21, 10:00 a.m. Gretchen Campbell
Atom Circuits: Persistent Currents in a Toroidal BEC with a Tunable Barrier[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/22, 3:30 p.m. Marvin Girardeau (Univ. Arizona & KITP)
Paul Fendley
(Microsoft - Station Q)
Informal Discussion: 1D
9/23, 2:00 p.m. Austen Lamacraft
Univ. Virginia & KITP
The Phase Diagram of a Polar (Antiferromagnetic) Condensates[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/23, 3:45 p.m. Carlos Bolech
Univ. Cincinnati & KITP
Polarized Two-component Fermi Gases in Elongated Traps and 2d Optical Lattices[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/28, 10:00 a.m. All Brief Organizational Meeting
9/28, 10:10 a.m. Immanuel Bloch
Nonequilibrium Dynamics and Single Site Addressing with Ultracold Atoms in Optical Lattices[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/29, 10:00 a.m. Erez Berg
Harvard Univ. & KITP
Informal Discussion: Topological Phases[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9/30, 2:00 p.m. Belén Paredes
Tailoring Minimum Instances of Topological Matter with Optical Superlattices
9/30, 3:45 p.m. Helmut Ritsch
Univ. Innsbruck & KITP
Ultracold Quantum Particles in Cavity Generated Optical Lattices[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/05, 10:10 a.m. Matthew Fisher
2D Bose and Non-Fermi Liquid "Metals"[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/06, 3:30 p.m. Ryan Barnett
(Univ. Maryland & KITP)
Anna Sanpera
(Univ. Autonoma & KITP)
Informal Discussion: Ultracold Spinor Gases
10/07, 3:45 p.m. Wilhelm Zwerger
The Search for a Perfect Fluid: Is String Theory Relevant for Ultracold Atoms?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/08, 2:00 p.m. Victor Gurarie
Univ. of Colorado & KITP
SU(N) Magnetism with Alkaline Earth Atoms and Chiral Spin Liquid[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/11-15 Conference: Frontiers of Ultracold Atoms and Molecules
10/13, 8:00 p.m. William Phillips
Time, Einstein and the Coolest Stuff in the Universe[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Public Lecture
10/19, 10:00 a.m. Joerg Schmiedmayer
Vienne Univ.
Probing Non-equilibrium Physics in 1D Many Body Quantum Systems[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/20, 10:00 a.m. Matthias Troyer
Ab Initio Simulations of Cold Atoms[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/20, 3:30 p.m. Leon Balents
Pedagogical Lecture: Correlation Physics From a Condensed Matter Perspective I - A Menu and Some Amuse-bouche[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/22, 10:00 a.m. Gora Shlyapnikov
Paris/Orsay & KITP
Informal Discussion: Ultracold Dipolar Gases[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/26, 10:00 a.m. David Weiss
Penn State & KITP
Thermalization (and heating) of 1D Bose Gases[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/27, 10:00 a.m. Lode Pollet
Developing the Bosonic DMFT Formalism[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/27, 3:30 p.m. Cenke Xu
Pedagogical Lecture: Conventional and Unconventional Quantum Critical Points[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10/29, 10:00 a.m. Congjun Wu
Orbital Phases of Cold Atoms: Unconventional BEC, Ferromagnetism, and Fulde-Ferrell-Larkin-Ovchinnikov Pairing States[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/02, 10:00 a.m. Anna Sanpera
Univ. Autonoma & KITP
Witnessing Order Parameters and Dynamics in Strongly Correlated System[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/03, 10:00 a.m. Anatoli Polkovnikov
Universal Dynamics in Thermally Isolated Systems[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/04, 2:00 p.m. Gediminas Juzeliunas
TFAI, Vilnius Univ. & KITP
Light Induced Gauge Potentials for Cold Atoms[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/05, 10:00 a.m. David Weld
Thermometry and Cooling with Ultracold Spin Mixtures in Optical Lattices[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/09, 10:00 a.m. Nir Davidson
Weizmann Inst.
Frustration with Coupled Laser Arrays on Kagome Lattices: the XY Model and Beyond[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/10, 10:00 a.m. Boris Svistunov
Worm Algorithm and Diagrammatic Monte Carlo[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/10, 3:30 p.m. Cenke Xu
Pedagogical Lecture: Unconventional Quantum Critical Point[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/11, 2:00 p.m. Jason Ho, Ehud Altman, Discussion leaders Open Questions in Many-body Physics from the Perspective of Ultracold Atomic Systems
11/12, 10:00 a.m. Biao Wu
Peking Univ. & KITP
Universal Behavior in Quantum Chaotic Dynamics and its Application in Quantum Critical Gas[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/12, 11:00 a.m. Jason Ho
Alternate Ways to Even Strong Interactions, and Pulling Fluxes Away from Particles in Quantum Hall States[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/16, 10:00 a.m. Ian Spielman
Univ. Maryland, NIST
Practical Prospects for Non-abelian Gauge Fields[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/17, 10:00 a.m. Alejandro Muramatsu
Univ. Stuttgart
Strongly Correlated Quantum Systems out of Equilibrium[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/17, 3:30 p.m. Leon Balents
Pedagogical Lecture: Frustration, Spin Liquids, and All That[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/19, 10:00 a.m. Gerardo Ortiz
Indiana Univ. & KITP
An Algebraic Approach to Dualities and Its Applications[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/19, 11:00 a.m. Alexey Gorshkov
Caltech & KITP
Quantum Information Processing and Quantum Simulation with Ultracold Alkaline-Earth Atoms in Optical Lattices[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/23, 10:00 a.m. Pietro Massignan
Univ. Autonoma & KITP
Impurities in a Fermi Sea: Polarons or Molecules?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/23, 11:00 a.m. Hui Zhai
Tsinghua Univ. & KITP
How Much the Single Impurity Atom Problem Can Tell Us about a Many-body System?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/24, 10:00 a.m. Gil Refael
Putting Floquet Hamiltonians to Work: Dyson Singularity, Superfluid Enhancement, and Topological Phases in Time-periodic Hamiltonians[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/29, 12:15 p.m. Thierry Giamarchi
Univ. Geneva & KITP
Simulating with Cold Atoms is Not Enough: How to Probe the Physics?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
11/30, 10:00 a.m. Trey Porto
Adiabatic Preparation and Non-equilibrium Dynamics of AF Order in a Optical Lattice, Progress on Recent Experiments at NIST[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11/30, 11:00 a.m. Qi Zhou
Univ. Maryland & KITP
Short/Hot Topic Talk: Inter-band Coupling Induced Novel Condensates in a Double-well Lattice[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/01, 10:00 a.m. Peter Zoller
Univ. Innsbruck
Open System Dynamics with Cold Atoms[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/01, 3:30 p.m. Masaki Oshikawa
Univ. Tokyo
The Haldane Phase as a Symmetry-protected T opological Phase and Quantum Entanglement[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/02, 11:15 a.m. Informal Discussion Exotic Fermi Superfluids with Ultracold Atoms[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/03, 10:00 a.m. Dan Stamper-Kurn
UC Berkeley
Optomechanics and Spin Dynamics of Cold Atoms in a Cavity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/03, 11:00 a.m. Dima Feldman
Brown Univ. & KITP
Quantum Phase Transition From a Liquid To a Gas of Cold Molecules[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/07, 10:00 a.m. Peter Engels
WA State Univ.
Nonlinear Quantum Hydrodynamics - Shocks, Superfluid-superfluid Counterflow and Novel Types of Solitons[Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
12/08, 10:00 a.m. Ignacio Cirac
Matrix Product States: Renormalization, Gaps, and Symmetries[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/08, 11:00 a.m. Xiao-Gang Wen
Topological Order: Patterns of Long Range Entanglements of Gapped Quantum States[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12/09, 11:15 a.m. Maciek Lewenstein
Eugene Demler
Vincent Liu
(Univ. Pittsburgh)
Perspectives of BOPTILATT[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

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