Cooperativity in Highly Excited Rydberg
Ensembles — Control and Entanglement
Marie Curie Initial Training Network

The network which had been active from September 01, 2011 to August 31, 2015 has been accomplished.


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)1529340884
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.

COHERENCE Early Stage Researchers and Experienced Researches with their certificates during the ceremony in Durham, July 1, 2015