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KITP Conference: New Science with Ultracold Molecules (Jan 22 - Mar 28, 2013)
Coordinators: Lincoln Carr, Paul Julienne, Roman Krems, Susanne Yelin

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Session: New Developments in Experiments: Ultracold Polar Molecules, Chair: Kang-Kuen Ni (JILA)

8:50am Lars Bildsten (UCSB) Welcome[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:00am David DeMille (Yale Univ.) Laser Cooling and Slowing of Diatomic Molecules[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Jun Ye (JILA) Ultracold Molecules -- MOT, Evaporative Cooling, and the Quantum Regime
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am John Doyle (Harvard Univ.) Cold Molecules -- Science and Applications
11:45am Helmut Ritsch (Univ. Innsbruck) Self-ordering and Sympathetic Cooling in Optical Resonators[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Session: Cold Ion Chemistry, Chair: Olivier Dulieu (Université Paris-Sud)

2:00pm Stefan Willitsch (Univ. Basel) Cold and Controlled Chemistry with Coulomb-crystallized Atomic and Molecular Ions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Tim Softley (Univ. Oxford) New Techniques for Cold Ion-molecule Chemistry[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

4:00pm Michael Köhl (Unvi. Cambridge) Inelastic Collisions Between a Single Ion and Ultracold Neutral Atoms[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Johannes Denschlag (Univ. Ulm) Investigating Three-body Recombination in an Ion Trap[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Session: New Cooling Strategies, Chair: Tanya Zelevinsky (Columbia Univ.)

9:00am Guido Pupillo (Univ. Strasbourg) Atomic Rydberg Reservoirs for Polar Molecules[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Martin Zeppenfeld (MPQ) Cooling and Deceleration of Polyatomic Molecules[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Jochen Küpper (CFEL-DESY and UHH) Cold and Controlled Molecules for Hot Experiments[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Rick Bethlem (VU Univ. Amsterdam) Testing the Time-variation of Fundamental Constants Using Cold and Not So Cold Molecules[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Session: Fundamental Symmetry Tests with Ultracold Molecules, Chair: Andrei Derevianko (UNR)

2:00pm Ed Hinds (Imperial College) Measuring the Electron EDM Using Cold YbF. Status and Plans[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Victor Flambaum (New South Wales) Effects of Space-time Variation of Fundamental Constants and Violation of Parity and Time-reversal in Molecules[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

RECEPTION AND POSTER SESSION

POSTER SESSION

SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER

8:00pm

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Session: Few Body Physics and Chemical Dynamics, Chair: Chris Ticknor (LANL)

9:00am Chris Greene (Purdue Univ. ) Few-body Universal Physics with Polar Molecules[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Stuart Althorpe (Cambridge) Instanton Calculations on Water Clusters[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Joel Bowman (Emory Univ.) Dynamics in High Dimensionality[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am David Nesbitt (JILA) State-to-State Dynamics in Ultracold Collisions: What Can We Learn From High Resolution Spectroscopy of Weakly Bound Molecular Complexes?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

FREE AFTERNOON

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Session: Cold and Ultracold Chemistry, Chair: Christiane Koch (Univ. Kassel)

9:00am Jeremy Hutson (Univ. Durham) Prospects of forming molecules with both electric and magnetic dipoles: magnetoassociation between alkali-metal atoms and closed-shell atoms[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am John Bohn (JILA, Univ. Colorado) Ultracold Scattering in the Uber-resonant Regime[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Heather Lewandowski (University of Colorado, JILA) Cold Free-radical Molecules: OH, NH, and CH
11:45am Robin Cote (Univ. Conn.) Controlling chemical reactions via long-range interactions
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Session: Many Body Physics: Ultracold Molecules in Optical Lattices, Chair: Mike Gunn (Univ. Birmingham)

2:00pm Francesca Ferlaino (Univ. Innsbruck) Ultracold Dipolar Bosonic Molecules[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Alexey V. Gorshkov (Caltech) Realizing Topological Phases with Dipolar Spins[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

4:00pm Michael Wall (CO School of Mines) Many-Body Physics with Up and Coming Molecules in Optical Lattices[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Luis Santos (Leibniz Univ. Hannover) Polar Molecules in 1D Optical Lattices[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

RECEPTION

SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER

8:00pm

SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Friday, March 15, 2013

Session: New Developments in Experiments II: Towards Dipolar and Molecular Diversity, Chair: Simon Cornish (Durham Univ.)

9:00am Matthias Weidemüller (Univ. Heidelberg) Ultracold Rydberg Gases - Dipole Blockade, Interacting Dark State Polaritons and Non-classical Light[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Bruno Laburthe-Tolra (Univ. Paris XIII) Spin Dynamics of Chromium Dipoles in Optical Lattices[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Deep Gupta (Univ. Washington) Towards Ultracold Paramagnetic Polar Molecules from Ytterbium and Lithium Atoms[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Tanya Zelevinsky (Columbia Univ.) Old and New Physics with Ultracold Sr2 Molecules[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:15pm Florian Schreck (Univ. Innsbruck) Creation of Sr2 Molecules and of a Rb/Sr Double BEC[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:45pm

Lunch Break

Session: Hot Topics, Chair: Lincoln Carr (CSM)

2:00pm Sebastian Will (MIT) Towards Chemically Stable Fermionic Ground State Molecules of NaK[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Gerrit Groenenboom (Radboud Univ. Nijmegen) Elastic, Inelastic, and Reactive Collisions Between Open-shell Polar Molecules[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

4:00pm Matt Hummon (Univ. Colorado, JILA) MOT and Evaporative Cooling for Polar Molecules[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Eric Hudson (UCLA) Sympathetic Cooling of Molecules with Laser-cooled Atoms[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm Closing Statements
Conference End
6:00pm

SHUTTLE TO BWSCI


Posters

  Erman Bekaroglu (Colorado School of Mines) The Molecular Hubbard Hamiltonian: Field Regimes and Molecular Species
  Eric Braaten (OSU) Failure of the Avalanche Mechanism for Atom Loss Near an Atom-Dimer Resonance
  Georg Bruun (AU) Dipolar Fermions in a Two-dimensional Lattice at Nonzero Temperature[Poster]
  Georg Bruun (AU) Density Wave Instabilities of Tilted Fermionic Dipoles in a Multilayer Geometry[Poster]
  Hans Peter Büchler (Stuttgart Univ.) Anomalous Behavior of Spin Systems with Dipolar Interactions
  David Carty (Durham Univ.) A Moving Trap Zeeman Decelerator for Quantum Simulation[Poster]
  Kuang Chen (UCLA) Measurement of the Coulomb Logarithm in a Radio-Frequency Paul Trap
  Simon Cornish (Durham Univ.) Feshbach Spectroscopy of an Ultracold Rb-Cs Mixture[Poster]
  Simon Cornish (Durham Univ.) Creation of Ultracold Cs2 and RbCs Feshbach Molecules[Poster]
  Johannes Denschlag (Ulm Univ.) Probing the Aftermath of Three-Body Recombination in an Ultracold Atomic Gas
  Andrei Derevianko (UNR) Stimulated Cooling of Molecules on Multiple Rovibrational Transitions with Coherent Pulse Trains
  Olivier Dulieu (Université Paris-Sud) Theory of Long-range Photoassociation of Ultracold Atoms with Ultracold Molecules
  Olivier Dulieu (Université Paris-Sud) Suppression of Anisotropic Interactions Between Ultracold Molecules
  Rosario González-Férez (Univ. Granada) Enhancing Photoassociation Rates by Nonresonant-light Control of Shape Resonances[Poster]
  Rosario González-Férez (Univ. Granada) Nonadiabatic Effects in Long-pulse Mixed-field Orientation[Poster]
  Gerrit Groenenboom (Radboud Univ.) Cold Collision Dynamics of Scandium Atoms[Poster]
  Mike Gunn (Univ. Birmingham) Instabilities of Cold Atoms in Long Cavities or Hollow Optical Fibres
  Felipe Herrera (Purdue) Investigating Polaron Transitions with Polar Molecules
  Felipe Herrera (Purdue) Entanglement of Cold Molecules Using Strong Laser Pulses
  Matthew Hummon (Univ. of Colorado) Evaporative Cooling for Polar Molecules[Poster]
  Matthew Hummon (Univ. of Colorado) 2-D Magneto Optical Trap for Polar Molecules[Poster]
  Paul Hess (Harvard Univ.) Using Cold ThO in a Search for the Electron EDM[Poster]
  Krzysztof Jachymski (Univ. of Warsaw) Quantum Theory of Reactive Collisions for 1/r^n Potentials[Poster]
  Michael Knap (Harvard Univ.) Clustered Wigner Crystal Phases of Cold Polar Molecules in Arrays of One-dimensional Tubes[Poster]
  Servaas Kokkelmans (TUE) Rydberg Crystals[Poster]
  Michal Krych (Univ. of Warsaw) Polar Molecules Colliding in Quasi-2d Traps[Poster]
  Roman Krems (UBC) Non-adiabatic Control of Quantum Energy Transfer in Ordered and Disordered Arrays
  Jochen Küpper (CFEL (DESY and UHH)) Conformer-specific Reactions of State-selected Molecules with Coulomb-crystallized Ions
  Jochen Küpper (CFEL (DESY and UHH)) Controlled Molecules for Atomic Resolution X-ray Imaging
  Kenji Maeda (Colorado School of Mines) Phase Diagram of Long-range Quantum Ising Model[Poster]
  Sveta Malinovskaya (Stevens Inst.) Raman Transitions by Chirped Optical Frequency Combs: Prevention of Decoherence
  Vladimir Malinovsky (Stevens Tech.) Minimizing Transient Population of the Excited state Using Frequency Comb
  Takamasa Momose (UBC) Lens Effect for the J=0 Rotational Ground State of CH3CN by the Microwave AC Dipole Force
  Pascal Naidon (RIKEN) Origin of the Universal Three-body Parameter in Atomic Efimov Physics
  Kang-Kuen Ni (NIST) The JILA Electron Electric Dipole Moment Search with Molecular Ions
  Peter Reynolds (ARO) Quantum Monte Carlo Study of Dipole Moments of LiSr and KRb Molecules
  Daniel Reich (Univ. Kassel) Optimal Control of Vibrational Cooling
  Goulven Quéméner (Université Paris-Sud) Dipole-dipole Molecular Scattering in Electric and Magnetic Fields
  Tim Schäfer (Univ. Goettingen) Molecule-Surface Scattering with Velocity-Controlled Molecular Beams
  Steven Schowalter (UCLA) Sympathetic Vibrational Cooling of Translationally Cold Molecules
  Torben Schulze (Leibniz Univ.) Multi-channel Modelling of NaK
  Rico Tanyag (USC) Single Particle Imaging of Superfluid Helium Nanodroplets at SLAC FEL
  Michal Tomza (Univ. of Warsaw) Opimal Control of Femtosecond Multi-photon Photoassociation of Ultracold Atoms
  Michal Tomza (Univ. of Warsaw) Formation of Ultracold SrYb Molecules in an Optical Lattice by Photoassociation Spectroscopy: Theoretical Prospects
  Michal Tomza (Univ. of Warsaw) Optimized Production of Ultracold Ground-state Molecules: Stabilization Employing Potentials with Ion-pair Character and Strong Spin-orbit Coupling
  Sergey Varganov (UNR) High-level Electronic Structure Calculations on Alkali Dimers and Trimers[Poster]
  Michael Wall (Colorado School of Mines) Strongly Interacting Fermions in Optical Lattices: From Few to Many Particles[Poster]
  Michael Wall (Colorado School of Mines) Confinement Modifies Interactions of Ultracold Dipolar Gases on Optical Lattices[Poster]
  Sebastian Will (MIT) Towards Fermionic Ground State Molecules with Strong Dipolar Interactions[Poster]
  Stefan Willitsch (Univ. of Basel) Ion-Neutral Chemistry in the Cold Regime[Poster]
  Eckart Wrede (Durham Univ.) Photostop: Towards Magnetic Trapping of Cold SH/SD Radicals Produced by Photodissociation[Poster]
  Xing Wu (MPQ) A Centrifuge Decelerator for Continuous Beams of Cold Polar Molecules
  Jun Ye (JILA) Increasing Phase-space Density of Ultracold Polar KRb Molecules[Poster]
  Martin Zeppenfeld (MPQ) Optoelectrical Sisyphus Cooling of Polyatomic Molecules