COHERENCE:
Cooperativity in Highly Excited Rydberg
Ensembles — Control and Entanglement
EU Welcome to COHERENCE
Marie Curie Initial Training Network
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News/events

1.
COHERENCE event:
Ultracold Rydberg Physics

Workshop, YEA, Idea Factory
September 8-12, 2014
Granada / Spain


2.
Summer School:
Quantum, Atomic, Molecular and Plasma Physics
September 15-18, 2014
Durham-Newcastle / UK


3.
Workshop POLARYS 2014:
Polariton blockade efects in Rydberg atoms and Semiconductors
December 2-5, 2014
Gif-sur-Yvette / France


4.
Exploratory Workshop:
Rydberg Physics with Two-Electron Systems
February 23 to 25, 2015
Hamburg / Germany


4.
Final COHERENCE conference
June 28 to July 03, 2015
Durham / UK


Contact


Physikalisches Institut
Im Neuenheimer Feld 226
69120 Heidelberg, Germany
ph: +49(0)6221-54-19471



Physikalisches Institut
Im Neuenheimer Feld 226
69120 Heidelberg, Germany
ph: +49(0)6221-54-19473
COHERENCE is a 'Marie Curie Initial Training Network' focusing on the creation and manipulation of Rydberg atoms and their applications in fundamental science and technology. The network funds 17 early stage researcher positions (PhD) and 3 experienced researcher positions. It involves 20 research institutes and industrial partners located in 9 European countries and the USA.

Our research focuses on the special properties of Rydberg atoms produced in laser cooled (ultracold) atomic gases. Long-range interactions between Rydberg atoms as well as their extreme sensitivity to external fields results in an abundance of new physical phenomena and technological applications which are yet to be fully explored. Currently, ultracold Rydberg physics stands at the threshold of a number of key developments that will impact on a broad range of topics including: condensed matter physics, polymer and biophysics, molecular physics, quantum optics and quantum information, surface physics, plasma physics, metrology, and laser technology.

The close interplay between theoretical and experimental research groups and cooporation with industry partners within the COHERENCE network enables the exploration of new physics and the advancement of key new technologies involving strongly interacting Rydberg atoms. This is primarily achieved through training a new generation of young researchers via our various training activities.



For more information on the network see our: