COHERENCE:
Cooperativity in Highly Excited Rydberg
Ensembles — Control and Entanglement
ITN-COHERENCE Event
Lecture series of visiting scientist
Prof. Chris Greene
June 25 - 27, 2012
Institute of Physics, Im Neuenheimer Feld 226, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany


Professor Chris Greene (JILA and Professor of Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder, now Purdue University, USA) theoretical research covers much of atomic, molecular, and optical physics, notably few-body processes in ultracold gases, dissociative recombination in electron collisions with molecular ions, photon-atom and photon-molecule interactions, and molecular Rydberg state behavior. In June 2012, Professor Greene visited the University of Heidelberg and presented 6 lectures over three days, on atomic, molecular and optical physics targeted at the new students joining the COHERENCE network. In total, 42 participants, mostly COHERENCE partners and five freshly recruited early stage researchers attended the lectures. Full lecture notes and audio recordings of the lectures have been made available on the internal pages of the network. The event also included a poster session during which the new students could present their research topics.
Chris Greene has been a Fellow of JILA and Professor of Physics at theUniversity of Colorado at Boulder since 1989. His doctorate intheoretical atomic physics was earned in 1980 from the University ofChicago, under his advisor Ugo Fano. His undergraduate degree was inmath and physics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1976, withan honors thesis supervised by Donal Burns. A one-year postdoctoralstint in Richard Zare's group at Stanford was then followed by 7.5 years on the faculty at Louisiana State University.

Dr. Greene's theoretical research interests cover much of atomic,molecular, and optical physics, notably few-body processes in ultracoldgases, dissociative recombination in electron collisions with molecularions, photon-atom and photon-molecule interactions, and molecularRydberg state behavior.

Dr. Greene belongs to the American Physical Society, with service asDAMOP chair in 2002-3, the American Chemical Society, and the OpticalSociety of America.

Awards he has received to date include the 2010 Davisson-Germer Prize and the 1991 I. I. Rabi Prize, both from the American Physical Society, a Visiting Miller Professorship at the University of California-Berkeley in 2007, and an Alexander von Humboldt Award for Senior U.S. Scientists in 2007. He was also an NSF Presidential Young Investigator and an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow. Recently, Prof. Greene has accepted a new faculty position in the Physics Department at Purdue University, beginning in the Fall of 2012.

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Programme / Schedule

Lecture notes for lectures of Prof. Ch. Greene