The International Workshop on strongly interacting, open many-body systems
with the emphasis on the Rydberg atoms physics

Download the Program (PDF) and the Book of Abstracts (PDF)


Sun. September 30

15:00- : Arrival at the hotel

19:30-21:00: Dinner

Mon. October 1

9:00 - 9:10: Opening, David Petrosyan & Michael Fleischhauer

9:10 - 9:50: Universal Non-Equilibrium Dynamics in a Disordered Rydberg Spin System, Matthias Weidemüller

9:50- 10:30: Rydberg physics with excitons, Thomas Pohl

10:30- 10:50: Coherence of the three-body Förster resonances in the interacting Rb Rydberg atoms, Vasiliy Entin

Coffee Break

11:20 - 12:00: Microscopy of ultracold Rydberg macrodimers, Christian Gross

12:00 - 12:40: From many-body physics to quantum optimization with Rydberg atoms, Hannes Pichler


15:00 - 15:40: Novel quantum devices based on atomic vapor cells, Tilman Pfau

15:40 - 16:10: A hybrid atom-superconductor quantum interface, Jonathan Pritchard

16:10 - 16:40: Long-range optical interactions, Gershon Kurizki

16:40 - 17:00: A master equation for strongly interacting dipoles, Adam Stokes

Coffee Break

17:30 - 18:10: Quantum Spin Systems far from equilibrium: Theory and applications, Igor Lesanovsky

18:10 - 18:30: Driven dissipative dynamics in an open many body quantum system, Matteo Archimi

18:30 - 19:00: Self-organisation and universal non-equilibrium dynamics in driven Rydberg gases, Shannon Whitlock


19:30 - 21:00: Poster session with snacks and drinks

Rydberg spectroscopy in an atom-ion hybrid trap, Markus Deiss
Adiabatic flux insertion and growing of Laughlin states of cavity Rydberg polaritons, Michael Fleischhauer
Coupling Rydberg atoms and superconducting resonators, Jens Grimmel
Excitation blockade in strongly Stark-shifted Rydberg systems, Andreas Günther
Dynamics of exciton-polaritons in a double-well potential, Panayotis Kalozoumis
Variational cooling, Viacheslav Kuzmin
Experimental realization of an optical Feshbach resonance using ultra-long range Rydberg molecules, Carsten Lippe
Rydberg Dressed Quantum Many-Body Systems, Nikolaus Lorenz
Numerical study of Bose-Hubbard Models with finite-range interactions, Guido Masella
Photon-assisted quantum state transfer and entanglement generation in spin chains, Georgios Nikolopoulos
Quantum simulators for open quantum systems using quantum Zeno dynamics, Sabrina Patsch
Simulating spin-lattice models with cold Rydberg atoms, David Petrosyan
Mirrorless optical parametric oscillator inside an all-optical waveguide, Sushree Subhadarshinee Sahoo
Faithful state transfer between two-level systems via an actively cooled finitetemperature cavity, Lorinc Sarkany
Excitation of Strongly Interacting Moving Rydberg Atoms by Photon Recoil Momentum, Razmik Unanyan
Long-range interactions and symmetry-breaking in quantum gases through optical feedback, Yongchang Zhang

Thu. October 2

9:00: Departure by bus to FORTH

9:30 - 10:10: Algebraic localization of long-range quantum models, Guido Pupillo,

10:10 - 10:50: Rydberg Physics Meets Ultracold Quantum Gases, Herwig Ott

Coffee Break

11:10 - 11:40: Probing cold long-range collisions within an ion trap, Johannes Hecker Denschlag

11:40 - 12:00: Rydberg excitation of cold, trapped ions, Arezoo Mokhberi

12:00 - 12:20: Interacting Rydberg Ions, Gerard Higgins


13:00: Departure by bus to Heraklion (or discussion and lab visits at FORTH till 17:00)

13:30 - 18:00: Guided tour to Knossos, then Archeological Museum of Heraklion

Free time in Heraklion city

19:30 - 22:00: Workshop Dinner in Heraklion

22:00: Return by bus to the hotel

Wed. October 3

9:00 - 9:30: Microwave Spectroscopy of double Rydberg molecules, Thomas F. Gallagher

9:30- 10:10: A Rydberg amplifier for cavity QED, Klaus Mølmer

10:10- 10:50: Engineering collective light-matter interactions, Charles Adams

Coffee Break

11:20 - 11:40: Observation of three-body correlations for photons coupled to a Rydberg superatom, Kevin Kleinbeck

11:40 - 12:00: Thermal Rydberg Vapours for Terahertz Sensing and Imaging, Lucy Downes

12:00 - 12:20: Study of Rydberg blockade in thermal vapor, Dushmanta Kara