MUARC Summer school on Advanced Techniques in Atomic Physics

22-27 August, 2010

The school is intended to enable advanced graduate students or early post-docs to target the next step in their career. The idea is to provide a first step into new scientific topics and the associated techniques at the interface of Cold Atoms and Quantum Optics. Each scientific topic will be given at least 4 hours, of which 50% are dedicated to the techniques and real-world challenges. In addition we will offer perspectives in funding and careers beyond science in a set of hour-long lectures. The school size of 50 students is designed to allow lots of opportunities for face-to-face interactions with the lecturers.

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Experimental/Theoretical Methods

Quantum Control
P Jessen, University of Arizona
Strongly Interacting Rydberg Gases
R Loew, University of Stuttgart
Atom Chip Technology
J Schmiedmayer, University of Vienna
Optical Lattices and Quantum Simulators
B DeMarco, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
Quantum Memories
JH Mueller, Niels-Bohr Institute (Copenhagen)
Cold Atom Theory
G Shlyapnikov, LPTMS, University Paris-Sud
Projected Gross-Pitaevskii Methods
M Fromhold, University of Nottingham and R Scott, University of Trento
Keldysh Formalism
A Kamanev, University of Minnesota

Career Advancement

Scientific Publishing
M Chiao, Senior Editor, Nature Physics
EU Fellowships
X Rodde, University of Birmingham
Lasers for Science and Beyond
J Stuhler, Toptica Photonics
Careers for Physicists
S Shinton, Institute of Physics
Physicists in Finance
J James, Citibank, Foreign Exchange Division


The programme is now available.


The school will take place in Ardencote Manor, near Warwick, UK. Rooms will be shared between two students. Transportation will be provided from the nearest airport, Birmingham International. More information about travel.


Summer school fees

The school is free for PhD students registered in UK universities; you only need to pay for your own travel to and from the venue (or the airport). For post-docs and students from institutions outside of the UK, the registration is free but there will be a charge of £300 to contribute towards the accommodation expenses.


Please download and complete the application form and return by email to Vincent Boyer at Places on the summer school are limited so early registration is recommended. Applications will be considered by a panel to achieve an appropriate balance of attendees. Full instructions for registration will be provided later.

DEADLINE. Apply before 31 July to ensure that your application will be considered. Past that deadline, applications will be considered only if there are places remaining.

Contact Details

Prof. Kai Bongs and Dr Vincent Boyer.