Conference on Bose-Einstein Condensation

March 30-April 4, 1998

Coordinators: K. Burnett, A. Imamoglu and A. Leggett

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All sessions in ITP Main Seminar Room, Kohn Hall, unless otherwise indicated.

Monday, March 30, 1998

Time Speaker Title
8:00 am Registration Lobby, ITP, Kohn Hall
8:45 Welcome
David Gross, ITP Director
A. Leggett, Conference Coordinator
9:00 Carl Wieman
Univ. Colorado
Studies of Coherence and Dynamics in Two Species Condensates[Audio]
10:00 Martin Naraschewski
Harvard Univ
The Atom Laser[Audio]
10:50 Refreshment Break ITP Center Patio
11:20 Mark Edwards
Georgian So. Univ
Atom-Laser Output Coupler Design[Audio]
12:10 Lunch ITP Center Patio
2:00 Wolfgang Ketterle
Dynamic Properties of Bose-Einstein Condensates: Formation and Sound at Non-zero Temperatures [Audio]
2:50 Michael Gunn
Univ. of Birmingham
Rotating BEC's, Large Coherence Length and the Fractional Quantum Hall Effect[Audio]
3:40 Refreshment Break ITP Center Patio
4:20 Yuri Kagan
Kurchatov Univ
Quasicondensate in a Two-Dimensional Interacting Bose Gas: Quantum Correlations[Audio]
5:10 Wine & Cheese and Poster Review
Buffet Dinner
ITP Center Patio
Main Seminar Room

Tuesday, March 31, 1998

Time Speaker Title
9:00 William Stwalley
Univ. of Connecticut
Making Molecules at MicroKelvin[Audio]
9:50 Janne Ruostekoski
Univ. Auckland
Bose-Einstein Condensate in a Double-Well Potential as an Open Quantum System[Audio]
10:40 Refreshment Break ITP Center Patio
11:20 Eric Bolda
Univ. Auckland
Creation of Vortices in a Bose-Einstein Condensate by a Raman Technique[Audio]
12:10 Lunch ITP Center Patio
2:00 Augusto Smerzi
Coherent Tunneling Between Two Weakly Linked Bose-Einstein Condensates[Audio]
2:50 Randall Hulet
Rice Univ.
The Collapse of a Bose-Einstein Condensate[Audio]
3:40 Refreshment Break ITP Center Patio
4:10 Joern Stenger
Optical Confinement of Bose-Einstein Condensates and the Observation of Feshbach Resonances[Audio]

Wednesday, April 1, 1998

Time Speaker Title
9:00 Michiel Bijlsma
Utrecht Universiteit
Collisionless Dynamics in Trapped Bose Gases[Audio]
9:45 Andras Csordas
Eotvos Univ.
Chaotic Aspects of Trapped Bose-Condensed Gases[Audio]
10:30 Refreshment Break ITP Center Patio
11:00 Christopher Pethick
Collective Phenomena Above Tc and at Low Temperatures[Audio]
11:45 Sandro Stringari
Univ. di Trento
Recent Developments in the Theory of Collective Excitations[Audio]
12:30 Lunch ITP Center Patio
Afternoon Free

Thursday, April 2, 1998

Time Speaker Title
9:00 Johannes Soeding
Ecole Normale Sup.
Towards a Degenerate Cs Gas: Strong Limitations by Inelastic Collisions[Audio]
9:50 Yvan Castin
Ecole Normale Sup.
Instabilities of Trapped Excited Condensates[Audio]
10:40 Refreshment Break ITP Center Patio
11:20 Li You
Georgia Inst. Tech.
Controlling Atom-Atom Interactions: Implications for Bose and Fermi Systems[Audio]
12:10 Lunch ITP Center Patio
2:00 Nicholas Bigelow
Univ. Rochester
Two Species BEC Activities[Audio]
2:50 Marianne Houbiers
Universiteit Utrecht
BCS Transition in Lithium 6: The Low Magnetic Field Case [Audio]
3:40 Refreshment Break ITP Center Patio
4:20 Poster Session
Cheese & Chips
Patio Barbeque
Main Seminar Room
ITP Center Patio

Friday, April 3, 1998

Time Speaker Title
9:00 Peter Drummond
Univ. Queensland
Quantum Dynamics and Vortices in Evaporatively Cooled BEC[Audio]
9:50 Crispin Gardiner
Victoria Univ. Well.
Quantum Kinetic Theory and BEC growth --a Review of Progress[Audio]
10:40 Refreshment Break ITP Center Patio
11:20 James Anglin
Univ. Innsbruck
Condensing so Fast Your Gas Spins: Vorticity Production in a Quench[Audio]
12:10 Lunch ITP Center Patio
2:00 Anthony Leggett
Univ. Illinois
The Alkali Gases from the Perspective of the Traditional Problem of Superfluidity[Audio]
2:50 Jason Ho
Ohio State Univ.
New Quantum Systems Emerging from Bose-Einstein Condensation Experiments[Audio]
3:40 Refreshment Break ITP Center Patio
4:20 Gordon Baym
Univ. Illinois
Bose-Einstein Condensation Everywhere Else[Audio]
Conference Ends
Poster Kirstine Berg-Sorensen
Niels Bohr Institute
Bose-Einstein Condensates in Spatially Periodic Potentials
Poster D.A.W. Hutchinson
Mean Field Models of BEC
Poster Dieter Jaksch
Fluctuations and Steady State of a Bose-Einstein Condensate at Finite Temperature Including Trap Loss
Poster G.M. Kavoulakis
Sound Propagation and Solitary Waves in Elongated Clouds of Bose-Einstein Condensed Atoms
Poster Anatoly Kuklov
College of Staten Island
Landau Damping and the Echo Effect in a Confined Bose-Einstein Condensate
Poster Anna Minguzzi
Scuola Normale Superiore
Viscosity Spectra for a Bose Fluid at Zero Temperature
Poster Maxim Olshanii
Harvard Univ
Finite-Temperature Excitations of a Bose-Einstein Condensate:
"All-Dynamical" Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov Approach
Poster Srikanth Raghavan
ICTP, Trieste
Macroscopic Angular Momentum States of Bose-Einstein Condensates in Toroidal Traps
Poster Hartmut Wallis
Max-Planck Institute fur Quantumoptik
Macroscopic Interference of Two Independent Bose Condensates
Poster Hartmut Wallis
Max-Planck Institute fur Quantumoptik
Mesoscopic Fermi Gas in a Harmonic Trap

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