Lewiner Institute for Theoretical Physics, Technion

qunt simulWorkshop on Quantum Simulations and Related Topics On the 0ccasion of the award of the Wolf prize to Peter Zoller and Ignacio Cirac

May 2-3, Technion, Haifa, Israel



Thursday 2.5.2013  - Rosen Auditorium (323)

08:30-09:00 Refreshments

Greeting and opening statements:

Gadi Shuster, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Technion
Gadi Eisenstein, Director of the russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute at the Technion
Shmuel Fishman, Director of the Lewiner Institute for Theoretical Physics at the Technion
Moti Segev

Chairman: Boris Shapiro
09:30-10:15 Peter Zoller, Frontiers of Quantum Simulation with Atoms and Ions.
10:15-10:45 Rainer Blatt, Quantum simulations with trapped ions.
10:45-11:15 Coffee Break
Chairman: David Gershoni
11:15-11:45 Rudolf Grimm, Second sound and more news from ultra-cold Fermi gases.
11:45-12:05 Amir Capua, Direct observation of the quantum coherent light-matter interaction in room-temperature semiconductors
12:05-12:35 Jeff Steinhauer, Sonic black holes and thermal phonons.
12:35-14:00 Lunch
Chairman: Eric Akkermans
14:00-14:45 Alain Aspect, Anderson localization and coherent back scattering of ultra-cold atoms in laser speckle.
14:45-15:15 Mikael Rechtsman, Photonic topological insulators.
15:15-15:45 Daniel Podolsky, Universal properties of the Higgs mode near a two-dimensional quantum critical point.
15:45-16:20 Coffee Break
Chairman: Assa Auerbach
16:20-16:40 Emma Schmidgall, The dark exciton - a superior solid state spin qubit.
16:40-17:00 Evgeni Gurevich, Spontaneous emission from a fractal vacuum.
17:00-17:30 Maciej Lewenstein, Quantum simulators of lattice gauge theories.
17:30-18:15 Ignacio Cirac, Quantum information and simulation with atomic systems.

Panel on : "The future of Quantum Computation and Simulation"

Moderator: Michael Berry
Members of the Panel: Dorit Aharonov, Ignacio Cirac, Dan Kleppner, William Phillips and Peter Zoller

19:40 Departure for the conference dinner
20:00 Conference Dinner at the Panoramic Restaurant: Golden Coral

Friday 3.5.2013  - Rosen Auditorium (323)

08:30-09:00 Refreshments 
Chairman: Yosi Avron
09:00-09:30 Mikhail Lukin, From strongly interacting photons to nanoscale quantum sensors - new frontiers of optical science.
09:30-10:00 Oren Cohen, Control of 1D and 2D quantum paths in high-field laser physics. 
10:00-10:30 Dan Kleppner, An incident at the quantum-classical frontier.
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break 
Chairman: Nimrod Moiseyev
11:00-11:20 Snir Gazit, Worm Algorithm Computations of Higgs dynamics near Quantum Criticality.
11:20-11:40 Ido Gilary, Time asymmetric state exchange mechanism.
11:40-12:00 Amir Nevet, Indistinguishable photons from unrelated chaotic sources and temporal ghost imaging.
12:00-12:45 William D. Phillips, A superfluid gas atomtronic circuit.
12:45 Concluding remarks followed by light lunch


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