600. Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Seminar

Frontiers of Quantum Optics

Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, October 25 - 30, 2015

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Bose Einstein condensation of light and matter

  • Prof. Dr. Nicholas P. Bigelow: Singularities, topology and spin textures 
    in Bose-Einstein Condensates
  • Prof. Dr. Francesca Ferlaino: Dipolar quantum physics with ultracold dipolar magnets
  • Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Giacobino: Superfluid light in a microcavity
  • Prof. Dr. Frank Narducci: Progress towards a T3 interferometer
  • Prof. Dr. William D. Phillips: The use of light to make and control atomtronic circuitry
  • Prof. Dr. Ernst M. Rasel: Cold atoms in microgravity

Hawking radiation and the Unruh effect

  • Prof. Dr. Ulf Leonhardt: Light from black holes
  • Prof. Dr. Marlan O. Scully: Virtual photons: From Lamb shift to Unruh effect

Nonlinear optics and laser spectroscopy

  • Prof. Dr. Robert Boyd: Nonlinear optics meets the quantum world
  • Prof. Dr. Theodor W. Hänsch: Advances in laser spectroscopy
  • Prof. Dr. Gerd Leuchs: Spectroscopy with a tunable narrow band single photon sourcey

Resonator quantum electrodynamics

  • Prof. Dr. Gerd Rempe: Quantum nonlinear optics: What a difference a photon makes
  • Dr. Sebastian Schmidt: Many-body quantum optics in cavity arrays

Ultrashort pulses and their interaction with matter

  • Prof. Dr. Ferenc Krausz: Tracking and controlling electrons with light
  • Prof. Dr. Philip Russell: Gas, glass and light: Enhancing light-matter interactions with microstructured fibres
  • Prof. Dr. Christine Silberhorn: Quantum information with pulsed light and integrated optics

Tests of the foundations of quantum mechanics with light

  • Prof. Dr. Markus Aspelmeyer: Probing the gravity-quantum interface with light and mechanics
  • Prof. Dr. Sir Michael Berry: Nature's optics and our understanding of light
  • Prof. Dr. Dagmar Bruß: On complementarity and correlations
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Mølmer: Past states of probed quantum systems: spooky action in the past?
  • Prof. Dr. Luis L. Sanchez-Soto: The quest for the kings of quantumness

Special session on the occasion of the 600. WE-Heraeus-Seminar

  • Prof. Dr. Roy J. Glauber: Some recollections of Los Alamos and the nuclear era
  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mlynek: Science and innovation
  • Prof. Dr. Johanna Stachel: Greetings from the DPG
  • Prof. Dr. Joachim Treusch: Conférencier