Workshop on Physics with Ultra Cold Atoms
(21 July 2010)
The workshop was jointly organized by IAS and the Physics and Applied Physics, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (PAP/SPMS), NTU. It brought together scientists from around the world for discussions on the hot topics in the research of ultra cold atoms.
Prof Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, the keynote speaker, delivered one general talk and one specialised talk at the Workshop. They are titled "Ultracold Atoms: Achievements and Perspectives" and "Ultracold Molecules using Photo-Association or Feshbach Resonances" respectively.
Professor Cohen-Tannoudji is one of the most recognized researchers in the field of quantum optics, the best-known part of his work being his part in the development of techniques to cool and trap atoms with light, for which his was awarded the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics, together with Steven Chu and William Daniel Phillips.