Introductory Course on Ultracold Quantum Gases
Innsbruck, 09-­11 July 2013


including a colloquium of the Innsbruck-Vienna SFB “Foundations and Applications of Quantum Science (FoQuS)”


Rudolf Grimm (Univ. Innsbruck and IQOQI)
Gabriele Ferrari (BEC Center, Trento) 

Secretary: Nicole Jorda, sp-­


Scope of the Course

The short course on 09-11 July 2013 will give a basic introduction into the fascinating research field of cold atoms and ultracold quantum gases, which offers many exciting research opportunities for young researchers. The course is addressed to students early in their master program and does not require any special knowledge on the field besides basic knowledge of quantum physics and atomic, molecular, and optical physics. 


Thirteen lectures given by experts from Innsbruck, Trento and Vienna will cover the main topics like laser cooling and trapping, Bose-Einstein condensation, ultracold Fermi gases, ultracold molecules, strongly correlated quantum gases, and optical lattices. In addition, students will be given the opportunity to visit state-of-the art laboratories at the University of Innsbruck and the Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI).

On 11 July, participants of the course are invited to attend a colloquium where further overviews of SFB research will be presented. The program ends with a joint social event in the beautiful Tyrolean mountains (barbecue at Arzler Alm) in the evening of 11 July. 

Please find here the program.


In addition to students from the three member universities of the SFB (Univ. Innsbruck, Univ. Vienna, and Univ. of Technology, Vienna) and from the University of Trento, we invite external students to participate. We will be able to sponsor the participation of about 20 external students, covering their local expenses and supporting their travel. 


Application forms can be downloaded here.

Please fill in and return the form to us sp-­ before the application deadline of 15 June 2013. The applicants are requested to arrange for a recommendation letter to be sent to us by e-mail by one professor from their home university. 
Applications will be notified on their acceptance no later than 20 June 2013. 

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