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Guglielmo Tino's group

Ultracold atoms and precision measurements

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  • International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi", Summer Course 2013 on "Atom Interferometry"

    (14/07/13 - 20/07/13)
  • Directors:
    Guglielmo M. Tino - Università e LENS, Firenze, INFN, Sezione di Firenze (Italy)
    Mark A. Kasevich - Stanford University (USA)
    Scientific Secretary: Fiodor Sorrentino - Università di Firenze, INFN, Sezione di Firenze (Italy) - sorrentino@fi.infn.it

    Matter-wave interference is at the basis of quantum mechanics. After early experiments with electrons and neutrons, about 20 years ago, atom interferometry was first demonstrated. Since then it led to growing applications in basic and applied science. For example, atom interferometry has been used to measure rotations, gravity gradients, h/m and accelerations with unprecedented precision. Future applications range from tests of general relativity to the development of next generation inertial navigation systems. The accuracy of atom interferometric instruments also requires an accurate understanding of the theory used to connect the measured interferometric phase shift to the physically relevant quantities. Several laboratories in the world are actively working in this field. In particular, in Europe a network of laboratories  is working on joint projects supported by EC and ESA with a considerable number of students involved.
    The School on experiments and theory of atom interferometry will then be very timely since no specific school was organized on this topic and the main reference text for atom interferometry dates back to 1996. The proceedings will certainly become the main updated reference in this field.

    The goal of the School is providing young physicists with an overview of atom interferometry  physics and current and future projects. The bulk of the lectures will focus on the basics of matter-wave interferometry, experimental schemes, ultracold atoms and atom optics. Ongoing experiments will be presented in dedicated seminars. Due attention will be given also to the challenging applicative prospects of this rapidly developing field.  The proceedings will certainly become the main updated reference in this field.

    Visit the School's WEB page for more info


  • Modern Problems of Laser Metrology

    (19/10/09 - 21/10/09)
  • The Workshop on "Modern Problems of Laser Metrology" will bring together scientists interested in theoretical and experimental aspects in the field of Laser Metrology. The Workshop will consist of oral presentations and open discussions.

    Visit the conference page for more information.
  • Gravitational Waves Detection with Atom Interferometry

    (23/02/09 - 24/02/09)
  • Abstract: The possibility of using atom interferometers to detect gravitational waves is attracting increasing interest as an alternative to other detectors. Several papers were published discussing theoretical and experimental aspects. Although the results show that dedicated technological developments are still needed to achieve the required sensitivity values which are beyond those presently available, new schemes for atom interferometers, beam splitters and high flux coherent atomic sources could lead to an increase in sensitivity and make atom interferometers competitive with other gravitational wave detectors. The Workshop on "Gravitational Waves Detection with Atom Interferometry" will bring together scientists interested in theoretical and experimental aspects, to discuss different points of view and possible experimental implementations in Earth laboratories and in space. The Workshop will consist of oral presentations and open discussions.

    Deadline: 15-01-2009

    Note: The number of participants is limited to 50 The participation fee for the Workshop is 150 Euros including registration, coffee-breaks, lunches and the social dinner. The fee should be paid cash on arrival at the registration desk.

    For more info visit the INFN conference page.