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Home page > Our events > Talks and Workshops > Workshop SU(N), gauge fields and cold atoms, 18-20 January 2016


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The workshop will take place at CQT (NUS) from the 18 January to the 20 January 2016.

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The abstracts can be found here


Monday 18 January 2016

Venue: CQT Level 3 Seminar Room, S15-03-15

Schedule Speaker Title
14h00-14h30 Christian Miniatura (MajuLab, Singapore) Presentation of the UMI@Singapore
14h30-15h30 Philippe Lecheminant (LPTM, Cergy-Pontoise) Ultracold Fermi gases with an SU(N) symmetry: an overview
15h30-16h30 Luigi Amico (University of Catania) Atomtronics flux qubits
16h30-17h00 Coffee break
17h00-18h00 Dario Poletti (SUTD, Singapore) Artificial gauge fields in Hamiltonian and in dissipative systems

Tuesday 19 January 2016

Venue: CQT Level 3 Seminar Room, S15-03-15

Schedule Speaker Title
9h30-10h30 Sylvain Capponi (LPT, Toulouse) Numerical study of one-dimensional SU(N) cold atomic Fermi gases — from molecular Luttinger liquids to topological phases
10h30-11h00 Coffee break
11h00-12h00 Benoît Grémaud (MajuLab, Singapore) Mean field approach to SU(2) and SU(4) fermions
12h00-12h30 Ulrike Bornheimer (CQT, Singapore) SU(3) Non-Abelian Gauge Fields in a Bosonic 2D Honeycomb Lattice
12h30-14h00 Lunch break
14h00-15h00 David Wilkowski (MajuLab, Singapore) A SU(N) non-Abelian gauge transformation in an atomic system dressed with laser light
15h00-16h00 Frédéric Chevy (LKB, Paris) From ultracold to ultrafast, two examples of analogue simulation using cold atoms.
16h00-16h30 Coffee break
16h30-17h30 Manas Mukherjee (CQT, Singapore) Precision tests for fundamental physics

Wednesday 20 January 2016

Venue: CQT Level 3 Seminar Room, S15-03-15

Schedule Speaker Title
9h30-10h30 Matthias Troyer (ETH, Zürich) Topological Charge Pumping and Hofstadter-Hubbard Model
10h30-11h00 Coffee break
11h00-12h00 Frédéric Hébert (INLN, Nice) QMC study of the Rabi-Hubbard model
12h00-12h30 Ewan Munro (CQT, Singapore) Optical properties of atoms with photonic crystal-induced long-range interactions
12h30-14h00 Lunch break
14h00-15h00 Dimitris Angelakis (CQT, Singapore and TUC, Crete) Many-body physics with light
15h00-16h00 Ivan Shelykh (NTU, Singapore) Aharonov- Bohm effect induced by circularly polarized light

Thursday 21 January 2016

Talk by Gerard ’t Hooft (Nobel Prize in Physics in 1999)

The role of fermions in magnetic monopoles and other solitons.

Venue: CQT Level 3 Seminar Room, S15-03-15. Time: 16h00

In gauge solitons, such as monopoles, instantons and vortex lines, the fermionic Lagrangian has zero mode solutions. These often have very special physical properties.The magnetic monopole itself, which is predicted in Grand Unified Theories, is a violent catalyst for proton decay because of these modes.