German-Israeli Minerva School on Quantum Dipolar Gases in Atomic and Condensed Matter Systems


Event date: October 22 - October 25, 2017

    Ronen Rapaport (The Hebrew University)
    Paulo Santos (Paul Drude Institute, Berlin, Germany)


    The study of many-body quantum states of matter in cold dipolar systems is motivated by special features of the dipolar interaction – its long range and anisotropic character. The fundamental physics questions and technological promises of these special dipolar species go well-beyond the state-of-the-art of the weakly interacting atomic gases, with important consequences for many body systems as well as for applications in quantum information and quantum simulation.



    This unique interdisciplinary workshop brings together leading international experts, both theorists and experimentalists, on quantum dipolar gases, as well as young researchers and students from two communities: atomic physics and condensed-matter physics. The workshop will stimulate the exchange of ideas around this topic and thus create a framework for new collaborations in this interdisciplinary field of research. Initiating and motivating exchange of knowledge and ideas between the two communities to combine these complementary know-hows would hopefully lead to new and original research directions.

    The school will cover the following topics:

    • Magnetic dipolar atomic gases
    • Dipolar Rydberg atoms/polaritons
    • Ultracold polar molecules
    • Dipolar excitons (including Rydberg excitons)
    • Dipolar Exciton-polaritons
    • Dipolar Excitons in bilayers of 2D electron gases, graphene, and emerging 2D materials

    The 3-day event will take place at the Institute of Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel on 23-25th of October, 2017. It will host only around 40 participants, to have an intimate atmosphere within the beautiful, green, and peaceful campus of the Hebrew University in the heart of the inspiring city of Jerusalem. It will include comprehensive lectures from established experts to cover the state-of-the art in their corresponding fields, as well as presentations from the younger scientists, to allow them to expose their work to the relevant audience. Finally, the schedule will include sufficient time for informal discussions between participants. This will be facilitated by long discussion breaks between talks together with joint meals and evening slots for poster presentations and informal discussions.



    Program Committee:

    Tilman Pfau (Univ. of Stuttgart, Germany)

    Alexander Holleitner (Technical University of Munich, Germany)

    Ehud Altmann (University of Berkeley, USA)

    Ronen Rapaport (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)

    Paulo Santos (Paul-Drude-Institut Berlin, Germany)


    List of invited speakers:


    Allan MacDonald (University of Texas)

    Tilman Pfau (U Stuttgart)

    Francesca Ferlaino (U Innsbruck)

    Hans Peter Büchler (U Stuttgart)

    Ehud Altman (U Berkeley)

    Ofer Firstenberg (Weizmann Inst.)

    Sebastian Hofferberth (U Stuttgart)

    Manfred Bayer (U Dortmund)

    Alexander Holleitner (TU Munich)

    Israel Bar-Joseph (Weizmann Inst.)

    Leonid Butov (UC San Diego)

    Alexey Kavokin (U Southampton)

    Fedor Jelezko (U Ulm)

    Luis Santos (U Hannover)

    Ronen Rapaport (Hebrew University)

    Roee Ozeri ((Weizmann Inst.)