AIAS Associate Event: Opening of Center for Quantum Optics and Quantum Matter

2017.10.26 | AIAS

Date Wed 08 Nov
Time 09:45 17:00
Location The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C


The newly established Center for Quantum Optics and Quantum Matter (CQOM) will hold its official launch event on November 8 at the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies.

The Center for Quantum Optics and Quantum Matter brings together 10 experimental and theoretical groups who study diverse quantum phenomena and a range of quantum systems, from macroscopic quantum-membranes, over ultracold atomic gases, to mesoscopic ion crystals and single particles confined in external fields or quantum liquids. The CQOM aims to create a platform for interactions that emphasises common directions and synergies in this field.

The opening day will also feature the first CQOM-Colloquium given by Richard Schmidt (ITAMP, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and Harvard University), and provide an overview over the CQOM activities. Its research directions will be presented and discussed within a poster session and a series of talks by all participating groups. The program of the launch event is available here.

Read more about the Center for Quantum Optics and Quantum Matter (CQMO)


09:45 — 10:00 Reception

10:00 — 10:20 Opening Søren Rud Keiding, Vice Dean, Science & Technology, Morten Kyndrup, AIAS and Thomas Pohl / IFA

10:20 — 10:35 Ultracold Quantum Gases: From mixtures to Impurities Jan Arlt / IFA

10:35 — 10:50 Extreme rotation of molecules by an optical centrifuge:

Quantum vortices in superfluid helium droplets Henrik Stapelfeldt / IK

10:50 — 11:05 Temperature dependence of the polaron Georg Bruun / IFA

11:05 — 11:20 The BEC in the mirror Thomas Pohl / IFA

11:20 — 11:35 Autonomous quantum heat engines Alberto Imparato / IFA

11:35 — 11:50 Direct frequency comb manipulation of single ions: From qubits to beyond the Standard Model Michael Drewsen / IFA


13:00 — 13:15 Messages from the Ichtyosaur Klaus Mølmer / IFA

13:15 — 13:30 Optomechanical arrays for metrology and sensing Aurelien Dantan / IFA

13:30 — 13:45 Exploring optimization landscapes in quantum control Jacob Sherson / IFA

13:45 — 14:00 Statics and dynamics of low-dimensional few-body systems Nikolaj Zinner / IFA


14:05 — 14:30 Observation of Attractive and Repulsive Polarons in a Bose-Einstein Condensate Nils Byg Jørgensen / IFA

14:30 — 15:00 Coffee break

15:00 — 16:00 Many-body physics with quantum impurities in cold atoms and beyond Richard Schmidt / ITAMP, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics & Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

16:00 — 17:00 Poster session


All talks, coffee breaks and the poster session are open to all and free of charge.


Thomas Pohl, Professor, AIAS Associate 
: +4587155587

Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Aarhus University

Ny Munkegade 120
DK-8000 Aarhus C

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