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MONDAY, July 13

17:00 – 19:00   Registration Open (lobby of the main building)

18:00 Welcome reception
Small Hall
, Main building, Raiņa Blvd. 19

TUESDAY, July 14

8:00 Registration Open

8:30 Opening of the Conference (Aula Magna)

8:45 – 10:15 Plenary session PL1: International Year of Light (Aula Magna)

8:45 –  9:30 EPS Invited Speaker, Sir M.Berry (PL-1)

The singularities of light: intensity, phase, polarization

9:30 – 10:15 J.M. Raimond (PL-2)

Microwave Spectroscopy probes Dipole Blockade and van der Waals Forces in a cold Rydberg Gas

10:15 – 10:45   Coffee and tea break (Auditorium 5, next to Aula Magna)

10:45 – 12:15   Parallel sessions PA1

Auditorium 7  (Room 258) Auditorium 9 (Room 264)
10:45 Andreas Mooser (CT-1)

The Magnetic Moments of the Proton and the Antiproton

11:05 David Bresteau (CT-2)

Intra-cavity photodetachment microscopy \\ and the electron affinity of germanium

11:25 Minori Tajima (CT-3)

Antihydrogen synthesis with lower energy antiprotons in the ASACUSA double-cusp trap

11:45 Magdalena Zientkiewicz (CT-4)

High precision calculations for excited states of the hydrogen molecule

10:45 Eleonora Lorek (CT-5)

Probing ultra-fast nearfield dynamics of individual nano bowtie-antennas

11:05 Stefanos Carlström (CT-6)

Quantum Path Interferometry using Chirped High-order Harmonic Generation

11:25 Matthieu Genevriez (CT-7)

The two-photon
detachment of O

11:45 Zhong-Kun Hu (CT-8)

Characterizing an ultra-high sensitivity atom interferometry gravimeter

12:15 – 13:45 Lunch (University canteen, basement)

13:45 – 15:15 Plenary session PL2 Large facilities and ultrafast processes (Aula Magna)

13:45 – 14:30 M.Simon (PL-3)

Relaxation dynamics of isolated atoms and molecules in the tender x-ray domain (1-12 keV)

14:35 – 14:55 Chang Chi Kwong (CT-9)

High repetition rate pulse trains emitted by optically thick scattering media

14:55 – 15:15 Juris Ulmanis (CT-10)

Heteronuclear Efimov scenario in an ultracold Bose-Fermi mixture of 133Cs and 6Li

15:15 – 15:45 Coffee and tea break (Auditorium 5, next to Aula Magna)

15:45 – 17:30

Poster session PO1 (Small Hall)
Posters from P1- P55
Posters could be displayed in Small Hall on July 14th from 12:00!
Please do not forget to take the posters off after the session.

19:00 Conference dinner

Bibliotēka No.1 Restaurant Tērbatas Str. No.2


8:30 – 10:00 Plenary session PL3 Theoretical atomic physics  (Aula Magna)

8:30 –  9:15 M.Safronova (PL-4)

Search for New Physics with Atoms and Molecules

9:15 – 10:00 Y. Silberberg (PL-5)

Quantum Walks in Photonic Lattices

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee and tea break (Auditorium 5, next to Aula Magna)

10:30 – 12:00 Parallel sessions PA2

Auditorium 7 (Room 258) Auditorium 9 (Room 264)
10:30 R.Moszynski (30.min.) (IT-1)

Asymptotic physics with subradiant \\ and superradiant states of ultracold molecules

11:00 James Almond (CT-11)

Towards a molecular MOT of YbF

11:20 Eberhard Widmann (CT-12)

Progress towards in-beam hyperfine spectroscopy of antihydrogen

11:40 Jofre Pedregosa Gutierrez (CT-13)

Phase transitions of sympathetic cooling of HCI ions

10:30 S. Willitsch (30.min) (IT-2)

 (lecture sponsored by EPJ)

Observation of forbidden infrared spectra in Coulomb-crystallized molecular ions: Towards precision measurements on single molecules

11:00 Mickey McDonald (CT-14)

Experiments with an ultracold molecular lattice clock: subradiance, forbidden transitions, and E1 / M1 / E2 photodissociation

11:20 Sven Mannervik (CT-15)

Storing keV negative ions for hours: Lifetime measurements in new time domains

11:40 Joerg Holger (CT-16)

Linear polarization of x-ray transitions due to dielectronic recombination in highly charged ions

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch (University canteen, basement)

14:30 Excursion to Rundale Palace
Buses will depart from the Opera building (Aspazijas Blvd. 3) straight at 14.30.
(see in the map (Latvijas Nacionālā Opera))

18:00 Informal party with refreshments at Rundale Palace


8:30 – 10:00 Plenary session PL4 Cold atoms, ions and quantum gases (Aula Magna)

8:30 – 9:15 F.Ferlaino (PL-6)

The Fascination of Lanthanides as Ultracold Quantum Matter

9:15 – 10:00 S.Schlemmer (PL-7)

Spectroscopy of Cold Molecular Ions

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee and tea break (Auditorium 5, next to Aula Magna)

10:30 – 12:15 Parallel sessions PA3

Auditorium 7 (Room 258) Auditorium 9 (Room 264)
10:30 T.Schätz  (IT-3)

Decoherence-Assisted Spectroscopy: Demonstrated with a Single Mg+ Ion

11:00 S. Maniscalco  (IT-4)

Thermodynamic meaning and power of non-Markovianity

11:30 Alessia Burchianti (CT-17)

Pushing a Fermi superfluid through a thin optical barrier: from coherent tunneling to phase slips

11:50 Mohamed Shahid Cherukattil (CT-18)

Atom-Chip for Quantum Control

10:30 D.Bloch  (IT-5)

Atom in front of a hot surface: Temperature-dependence of the Casimir-Polder interaction and thermal energy transfer

11:00 Peter Molony (CT-19)

Creation of 87RbCs molecules in the rovibrational ground state

11:20 Daniel Barredo (CT-20)

Engineering spin Hamiltonians with 2D arrays of single Rydberg atoms

11:40 Peter Edmunds (CT-21)

Trapping ultracold argon atoms

12:15 – 12:45 EGAS General Assembly (Aula Magna)

12:45 – 14:15 Lunch (University canteen, basement)

14:15 – 15:45   Parallel sessions PA4

Auditorium 7 (Room 258) Auditorium 9 (Room 264)
14:15 Sortais Yvan (CT-22)

Measurement of the coherent optical response of a cold atomic ensemble in the presence of resonant dipole-dipole interactions

14:35 Piergiacomo Zucconi Galli Fonseca (CT-23)

Cavity cooling a single charged levitated nanosphere

14:55 Jonas Rodewald (CT-24)

A time domain matter-wave interferometer for testing the mass limits of quantum mechanics

15:15 Hendrik Ulbricht (CT-25)

Non-interferometric tests of Macroscopic Quantum Superposition

14:15 Bess Fang (CT-26)

Continuous Cold-atom Gyroscope with 11 cm2 Sagnac Area at nrad/s Stability

14:35 Malgorzata Kasprzak (CT-27)

Cesium atomic magnetometers in experiment searching for a neutron electric dipole moment

14:55 James Keaveney (CT-28)

Faraday filtering in atomic vapours:\\ from Hamiltonian to application

15:15 Simone Colombo (CT-29)

Anharmonic magnetic response of magnetic nanoparticles detected by atomic rf magnetometry

15:45 – 16:15 Coffee and tea break (Room 240 – next to Small Hall)

16:15 – 18:00

Poster session PO2 (Small hall)
Posters from P56- P97
Posters could be displayed in Small Hall on July 16th from 12:00!
Please do not forget to take the posters off after the session.

FRIDAY, July 17

Fundamental physics

9:00 – 10:30 Mini Symposium M1 (Aula Magna)

9:00 – 9:45 D.Budker (PL-8)

Fundamental symmetries and the Dark Sector

9:45 – 10:30 G.Tino (PL-9)

Precision measurements in gravitational physics with cold atom interferometry

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee and tea break (Auditorium 5, next to Aula Magna)

11:00 – 12:30 Mini Symposium M2 (Aula Magna)

11:00 – 11:45 M.Kozlov (PL-10)

Using atoms and molecules to search for variation of fundamental constants

11:50 – 12:10 Remy Notermans (CT-30)

Pushing QED to the limit in the helium atom

12:10 – 12:30 Lisa Schmöger (CT-31)

Coulomb crystallization of \\ highly charged ions

12:30 – 12:45 Closing, Aula Magna

12:45  Lunch (University canteen, basement)

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