Welcome to the Workshop on Ultracold Rydberg Physics

This conference is aimed at understanding the many aspects of Rydberg atom physics. The study of Rydberg atoms is experiencing a renaissance due to the many recent advances made in this research area recently, such as the progress towards making quantum gates, the observations of new and exotic types of molecules, the investigation of ultracold plasmas, and the study of many-body dynamics, Rydberg atom quantum optics and precision measurement. Of central interest is controlling the interactions between Rydberg atoms so that they may be engineered to make new devices based on quantum entanglement or used to investigate phenomena that can be better understood by taking advantage of this control.

The workshop will be held at Transamérica Prestige Beach Class International hotel located at the Boa Viagem Beach in  Recife, Brazil. The workshop will start on October 5 and it will take place over 3 days. There will be both invited and contributed talks, in addition to a poster session. Students are particularly welcome to attend this conference. Students should enquire about support.

Organizing Committee:

Marcio H. Gonçalves de Miranda - Federal University of Pernambuco - Brazil
James P. Shaffer - University of Oklahoma - USA
Luis G. Marcassa - University of São Paulo - Brazil


Sponsors:

Second International Workshop on Ultracold Rydberg Physics



5-8 October, 2014
Transamérica Prestige Beach Class International Hotel
Boa Viagem Beach, Recife, Brazil