Link to the lectures

The Cold Atoms Predoc School is organized every year in Les Houches School of Physics, in the framework of the GDR Gaz Quantiques in the continuity of a PhD program started in 2004(*). The objective of the school is to give students starting a PhD thesis in this field all the necessary knowledge on Laser cooling, Cold collisions, Quantum degenerate gases, and Optical lattices for the success of their project. This year, the school will in addition cover the growing topic of Ultracold molecules and their Quantum applications.

(*) Follow here for information about the previously held session in 2022.

The school will take place from Monday, October 9 to Friday, October 20, 2023.

The scientific program at a glance is given below. In total, the school covers 48 hours of lectures during the two weeks and 3 hours of posters session per week.


First week lectures schedule:

- Franck Pereira Dos Santos (Laboratoire SYstèmes de Référence Temps Espace, Paris, France): Laser cooling and trapping Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3

- Johannes Schachenmayer (Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires, Strasbourg, France): Quantum gases and superfluidity Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3 Lecture 4 Lecture 5

- Servaas Kokkelmans (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands): Ultracold collisions Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3 Lecture 4

- David Clément (Laboratoire Charles Fabry, IOGS, Palaiseau, France): Optical lattices Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3 Lecture 4

Second week lectures schedule:

- Silke Ospelkaus (Institut of Quantum Optics, Hanover, Germany): Formation of ground state ultracold molecules and collisions

- Hans Lignier (Laboratoire Aimé Cotton, Orsay, France): Photo-association, vibrational and rotational cooling of molecules Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3

- Mike Tarbutt (Imperial College, London, UK): High precision measurements with laser cooled molecules Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3

- Kang-Kuen Ni (Harvard University, Cambridge, USA): Chemical reactions, Molecules in optical tweezers, Quantum information Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3 Lecture 4

- Tim Langen (Physikalisches Institut and Center for Integrated Quantum Science and Technology, Stuttgart, Germany): Many-body physics with ultracold dipolar atoms and molecules Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3 [ including fire alarm at the end ;) ]

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