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KITP Conference: Non-equilibrium Dynamics of Strongly Interacting Photons
(Oct 5-9, 2015)
Coordinators: Jacqueline Bloch, Rosario Fazio, Mohammad Hafezi, Atac Imamoglu

Monday, Oct 05, 2015

Session Chair: Jacqueline Bloch (LPN-CNRS)

8:50am Lars Bildsten (KITP) Welcome[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:00am Iacopo Carusotto (Trento) An overview of quantum fluids of light: first successes and many exciting perspectives[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Alberto Amo (LPN-CNRS) Microcavity polaritons in lattices[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Florian Marquardt (Erlangen) Topological phases of sound and light[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Konrad Lehnert (JILA) Noiseless mode conversion of microwave fields[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Session Chair: Mohammad Hafezi (JQI-Maryland)

2:00pm Shanhui Fan (Stanford) Photonic gauge field as emerged from dynamic modulations: recent advances[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Alejandro Yacomotti (LPN/CNRS) Spontaneous symmetry breaking in coupled photonic crystal nanolasers[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

4:00pm Jens Koch (Northwestern U) Validating open quantum simulators by lindblad resummation techniques[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Oskar Painter (Caltech) Towards single-photon strong coupling in optomechanical crystals[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

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Tuesday, Oct 06, 2015

Session Chair: Rosario Fazio (Scuola Normale Superiore)

9:00am Mikhail Lukin (Harvard) Quantum dynamics of strongly interacting atoms and photons[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Sebastian Diehl (TU Dresden) Driven Markovian quantum criticality + Fate of the KT transition[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Hakan Tureci (Princeton) Cavity QED lattices: A platform to study many-body physics with photons[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Cristiano Ciuti (U Paris) Advances and challenges in the theory of strongly correlated photonics systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Session Chair: : Alexey Gorshkov (JQI-NIST)

2:00pm Giovanna Morigi (Saarland U) Glassiness and long-range order in cavity self-organization[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm M. Fleischhauer (Kaiserslautern) Tunable Fröhlich Polarons of slow-light polaritons in a Bose-Einstein condensate[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

4:00pm Jon Simon (James Franck Inst) Topological photonics with twisted resonators and braided circuits[Podcast][Aud][Cam]

POSTER SESSION

5:30pm

RECEPTION

6:00pm

SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER

8:00pm

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Wednesday, Oct 07, 2015

Session Chair: Iacopo Carusotto (Universita' di Trento)

9:00am Ajit Srivastava (ETH Zürich) 2D materials: A new platform for strong light-matter interactions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Sriram Ganeshan (U Maryland) Photonic quantum hall effect: lessons from Chern-Simons perspective[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am A. Wallraff (ETH Zurich) Interactions of photons and qubits in one-dimensional super conduction circuits[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Pedram Roushan (UCSB) Strongly interacting photons in a synthetic magnetic field[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

2:00pm

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Thursday, Oct 08, 2015

Session Chair: Sussane Yelin (U Connecticut)

9:00am Alexey Gorshkov (NIST-JQI) Few-body and many-body physics with Rydberg polaritons
9:45am Vladan Vuletic (MIT) Strongly interacting traveling optical photons[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Lunch Break

11:00am Guido Pupillo (ISIS) Cavity enhanced transport of excitons and charge[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Session Chair: Jacob Taylor (JQI-NIST)

2:00pm Susanne Yelin (U Connecticut) Entanglement and coherence in many-body dipolar systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Amo Rauschenbeutel (TU Vienna) Chiral interaction of light and matter in confined geometries[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

4:00pm Angela Vasanelli (Paris Diderot) Collective electronic excitations for ultra-strong coupling and superradiance[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Sarang Gopalakrishnan (Harvard) Prethermal steady states of weakly interacting driven lattice bosons[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

RECEPTION

6:00pm

SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER

8:00pm

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Friday, Oct 09, 2015

Session Chair: Atac Imamoglu (ETHZ)

9:00am Monika Schleier-Smith (Stanford) Quantum engineering and quantum simulation with light-mediated interactions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Eugene Demler (Harvard) Hidden order in a two cavity system[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Darrick Chang (ICFO) Engineering strong photonic with atoms coupled to photonic crystal[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Gil Refael (Caltech) Topolaritons and topological excitons in solid-state systems[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

2:00pm

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