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Author International Conference on Atomic Physics (21st : 2008 : Storrs, Conn.)

Title Proceedings of the XXI International Conference on Atomic Physics : pushing the frontiers of atomic physics : Storrs, Connecticut, USA, 27 July - 1 August 2008 : ICAP 2008 / editors, Robin Côté [and others]
Published Singapore ; Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific Pub. Co., [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 357 pages) : illustrations (some color), portrait
Contents In memoriam. Herbert Walther, scientist extraordinaire / P. Meystre. Willis E. Lamb / P. Berman -- Nobel Laureate session. When is a quantum gas a quantum liquid? / E.A. Cornell. Cooperative emission of light quanta : a theory of coherent radiation damping / R.J. Glauber. Coherent control of ultracold matter : fractional quantum Hall physics and large-area atom interferometry / S. Chu -- Precision measurements. More accurate measurement of the electron magnetic moment and the fine structure constant / G. Gabrielse. Determination of the fine structure constant with atom interferometry and Bloch oscillations / F. Biraben. Precise measurements of s-wave scattering phase shifts with a juggling atomic clock / K. Gibble. Quantum control of spins and photons at nanoscales / M.D. Lukin -- Quantum information and quantum optics. Atomic ensemble quantum memories / A. Kuzmich. Quantum non-demolition photon counting and time-resolved reconstruction of non-classical field states in a cavity / S. Haroche. Spin squeezing on an atomic-clock transition / V. Vuletić. Quantum micro-mechanics with ultracold atoms / D. Stamper-Kurn. Improved "position squared" readout using degenerate cavity modes / J.G.E. Harris -- Quantum degenerate systems. Tunable interactions in a Bose-Einstein condensate of Lithium : photoassociation and disorder-induced localization / R.G. Hulet. A purely dipolar quantum gas / T. Pfau. Bose-Einstein condensation of exciton-polaritons / Y. Yamamoto. Anderson localization of matter waves / P. Bouyer. Anderson localization of a non-interacting Bose-Einstein condensate / M. Inguscio. Fermi gases with tunable interactions / J.E. Thomas. Photoemission spectroscopy for ultracold atoms / D.S. Jin. Universality in strongly interacting Fermi gases / P.D. Drummond. Mapping the phase diagram of a two-component Fermi gas with strong interactions / Y. Shin. Exploring universality of few-body physics based on ultracold atoms near Feshbach resonances / C. Chin -- Optical lattices and cold molecules. Atom interferometry with a weakly interacting Bose-Einstein condensate / G. Modugno. An optical plaquette : minimum expressions of topological matter / B. Paredes. Strongly correlated bosons and fermions in optical lattices / I. Bloch. Laser cooling of molecules / P. Pillet. A dissipative Tonks-Girardeau gas of molecules / S. Dürr. Spectroscopy of ultracold KRb molecules / W.C. Stwalley. Cold molecular ions : single molecule studies / M. Drewsen -- Ultrafast phenomena. The frontiers of attosecond physics / L.F. DiMauro. Strong-field control of X-ray processes / L. Young
Summary This unique book highlights the state of the art of the booming field of atomic physics in the early 21st century. It contains the majority of the invited papers from an ongoing series of conferences, held every two years, devoted to forefront research and fundamental studies in basic atomic physics, broadly defined. This conference, held at the University of Connecticut in July 2008, is part of a series of conferences, which began in 1968 and had its historical origins in the molecular beam conferences of the I.I. Rabi group. It provides an archival and up-to-date summary of current research on atoms and simple molecules as well as their interactions with each other and with external fields, including degenerate Bose and Fermi quantum gases and interactions involving ultrafast lasers, strong field control of X-ray processes, and nanoscale and mesoscopic quantum systems. The work of three recent Nobel Laureates in atomic physics is included, beginning with a lecture by Eric Cornell on "When Is a Quantum Gas a Quantum Liquid?". There are also papers by Laureates Steven Chu and Roy Glauber. The volume also contains the IUPAP Young Scientist Prize lecture by Cheng Chin on "Exploring Universality of Few-Body Physics Based on Ultracold Atoms Near Feshbach Resonances."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Atoms -- Congresses.
Physics -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Coté, R. (Robin)
World Scientific (Firm)
ISBN 9789814273008 (electronic bk.)
9814273007 (electronic bk.)