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Lincoln Carr

is an associate professor in the Department of Physicsat the Colorado School of Mines carrying out research in quantum many body theory, nonlinear dynamics, and artificial materials. His research and group pages can be found here. He is especially fond of ultracold quantum gases for their extraordinary versatility and beauty. These systems include the famous Bose-Einstein condensate and ultracold molecules.

David Carty

Is a lecturer with a shared position between the Physics and Chemistry departments at the University of Durham. David's research background is in CRESU experiments to study the kinetics and dynamics of gas phase chemical reactions at temperatures of relevance to the interstellar medium (down to 10 K), which stimulated his interest in the field of cold and ultracold molecules and the use of the techniques of that field for the study of low temperature collision physics and chemistry. David's research interests continue to lie in this direction, but currently his work is mostly on the development of novel techniques to produce dense trapped samples of cold molecules (moving trap Zeeman deceleration and Photostop) and secondary cooling techniques such as sympathetic cooling. He is part of a collaboration called MMQA: MicroKelvin Molecules in a Quantum Array along with Jeremy Hutson, Eckart Wrede and Simon Cornish, all from Durham, and Ed Hinds and Mike Tarbutt at Imperial College London. The aim of the collaboration is to find the best ways to cool as many molecules as possible to microKelvin temperatures in an optical lattice for use in quantum simulation studies.

Andrei Derevianko

His work relevant to the workshop lies at the intersection of AMO physics with particle and nuclear physics. His group also develops schemes of cooling molecules with coherent trains of laser pulses. He is also interested in pseudo-potential approaches to dipolar interactions.

Olivier Dulieu

Research director at CNRS, he is research group leader at Laboratoire Aimé Cotton (LAC), CNRS, Orsay, France. He is currently deputy-director of LAC. The scientific interests of the group concerns the structure and the dynamics of cold molecules, including electronic structure calculations through quantum chemistry approaches based on effective potentials, asymptotic interactions between atoms and molecules, theoretical molecular spectroscopy, photoassociation, formation of ultracold molecules, ultracold collisions between atoms, ions, molecules. The group is currently composed of several permanent researchers: Nadia Bouloufa, Maxence Lepers, Goulven Quéméner, Maurice Raoult. Anne Crubellier, Eliane Luc, and Françoise Masnou-Seeuws are colalborating with the group as emeritus fellows.

Bretislav Friedrich

Research Group Leader at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society and Honorarprofessor at the Technische Universität Berlin. His research revolves around interactions of molecules with electric, magnetic, and optical fields and with their combinations. The following specific research topics are currently being pursued: (1) manipulation of molecules by means of external fields; (2) molecular collisions in fields; (3) spectroscopy and imaging of molecules subject to fields; (4) cold/slow molecules; (5) quantum computing with molecules. Although chiefly theoretical (with a predilection for an analytic approach), the research is closely linked to ongoing experiments. Besides, he has maintained an abiding interest in the history of science, and published on early quantum physics.

Alexey Gorshkov

Postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter (IQIM) at Caltech. His research is at the overlap of quantum optics, atomic and molecular physics, condensed matter physics, and quantum information. In the context of this workshop, he is particularly interested in many-body physics (e.g. quantum magnetism) and quantum optics (e.g. strongly interacting photons) with dipolar systems.

Gerrit Groenenboom

Professor of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Nijmegen. Interests: ab initio potentential energy surfaces, reactive and nonreactive quantum scattering calculations, photodissociation, open-shell van der Waals complexes, excited states, external fields, collaborating with experimentalists. Publications including pdf's

Kaden Hazzard

NIST NRC postdoc at JILA in Boulder, CO. Interests include many body physics of atoms, molecules, and ions. Some specific interests are unique behavior occurring in present experimental conditions (whatever those may be), engineering these systems to mimic condensed matter models, and applications of the many body behavior to precision measurement, e.g. measuring interactions and rotational/vibrational/optical energy splittings.

Steven Hoekstra

Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, experienced in the Stark deceleration and trapping of neutral polar molecules. He is currently setting up a novel travelling-wave decelerator, capable of bringing heavy diatomic molecules such as SrF and YbF to standstill. Combined with a subsequent stage of lasercooling, this will prepare the SrF molecules for a sensitive measurement of parity violation. Main interests for the workshop: combined electric, magnetic and optical fields, precision spectroscopy using ultracold trapped molecules, tests of fundamental physics (symmetries and constants).

Jeremy Hutson

is Professor of Chemistry and Physics at the University of Durham. His research interests lie in the theory of atomic and molecular collisions, and particularly in (1) magnetically tunable Feshbach resonances in atom-atom collisions; (2) molecule formation; (3) low-energy atom-molecule and molecule collisions and their relevance to molecule cooling. He also has a long-standing interest in the determination of accurate interaction potentials from experimental results. For more information, see his home page and publications list.

Paul Julienne

is a Fellow of the Joint Quantum Institute of NIST and the University of Maryland Department of Physics. He does theoretical research in atomic, molecular, and optical physics, with emphasis on the collisions and interactions of cold atoms and molecules.

Servaas Kokkelmans

is an assistant professor at Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, and working on ultracold gases with strong interactions. He is very interested in the strongly-interacting and strongly-coupled regime, which partly overlap. These regimes can be reached by using Feshbach resonances, but also by making use long-range interactions provided by dipolar atoms or molecules or by using Rydberg atoms.

Svetlana Kotochigova

is Professor at the Physics Department of Temple University. Her research interests lie in the theory of ultracold molecules and highly-magnetic atoms. This includes ab initio calculations of their electronic structure, modeling of reactive and non-reactive collisions between them, and the search for decoherence-free trapping conditions for molecules in combined external magnetic and electric fields. For more information see

Roman Krems

is an associate professor in the Chemistry Department at the University of British Columbia. His current research focuses on understanding the effects of electromagnetic fields on dynamics of molecules at low temperatures, the interaction properties of cold and ultracold molecules, ultracold chemistry and many-body dynamics of molecules in optical lattices.

Mikhail Lemeshko

is an ITAMP postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and Harvard Physics department. His current scientific interests include manipulation of interactions between cold atoms and molecules using static and radiative fields; preparation of new strongly-interacting phases in ultracold quantum gases with dipolar and quadrupolar interactions; using cold molecules for sensitive imaging of electromagnetic fields; and developing techniques that make use of dissipation as a resource to prepare interesting few- and many-body states.

Jordi Mur-Petit

Postdoctoral fellow at IEM-CSIC (Spain). My interest is on using cold molecules for quantum information and quantum simulation and, conversely, applying concepts and protocols from QIP to molecular physics. Get more info at my homepage.

William Stwalley

is Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Physics and Chemistry at the University of Connecticut ( homepage ). My research involves spectroscopic and theoretical studies of ultracold molecules, especially alkali metal diatomics such as KRb and Rb2. Other areas of special interest include determination of atomic interactions, especially at long range; production of molecules in specific target states such as the lowest rovibrational levels of the X and a states of alkali diatomics; and photodissociation, predissociation, autoionization, and photoionization of alkali diatomics.

Eberhard Tiemann

is Professor of physics at the Institute of Quantum Optics of Leibniz University Hannover. The main research field is molecular spectroscopy on diatomics from alkali atoms, alkaline earth atoms and their mixed species with the goal for providing data to model cold collisions and producing ultracold molecules. For more information and references look "Molecules & Lasers" at of my group.

Eite Tiesinga

is a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Joint Quantum Institute. He does research in few-body physics with ultra-cold atoms or molecules with the aim to improve measurement capabilities using interacting particles. See for example

Michael Wall

is a postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Lincoln Carr at the Colorado School of Mines. His research interests include the many-body theory of ultracold atoms and molecules in optical lattices and numerical techniques for the dynamics of strongly correlated many-body systems.

Susanne Yelin

is a member of the Physics Department at the University of Connecticut and Harvard University. Her research focusses on quantum optics of molecules and dipolar system.

Robert Zillich

Priv. Doz. in Theoretical Physics, Univ. Linz, Austria. Current research focus: dipolar quantum gases. Roton excitations, new phases like crystalline and stripe phases, coupling to rotational excitations in molecular quantum gases.