Heraeus-Seminar: "Applications of Ultracold Rydberg Gases"


Members of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and the University of Stuttgart are jointly organizing the workshop "Applications of Ultracold Rydberg Gases" with support from the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation.

The WE-Heraeus-Seminar "Applications of Ultracold Rydberg Gases" will be held 23–28 July at the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef. Organized by Dr. Florian Meinert (University of Stuttgart) and Dr. Johannes Zeiher (Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics), the workshop aims to bring together the world-leading researchers in different areas of Rydberg physics, with the goal to foster exchange and continue the strong sense of community in the field. From quantum optics through quantum simulation all the way to quantum computing, Rydberg atoms in ultracold quantum gases offer various applications. The span of topics is therefore intentionally kept broad to bring together experts in various fields and enable to open new frontiers in ultracold Rydberg systems.

The Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Foundation bears the cost of full-board accommodation for all participants.

Confirmed speakers

  • Sebastian Blatt (planqc & Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching, Germany)
  • Ben Bloom (Atom Computing, USA)
  • Antoine Browaeys (Institute d’Optique, Palaiseau, France)
  • Hans-Peter Büchler (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Sylvain De Léséleuc (Institute for Molecular Science, Okazaki, Japan)
  • Stephan Dürr (Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching, Germany)
  • Matt Eiles (MPI-PKS, Dresden, Germany)
  • Sébastien Gleyzes (College de France, Paris)
  • Alex Guttridge (Durham University, UK)
  • Loïc Henriet (PASQAL, France)
  • Jacob Hines (Stanford University, USA)
  • Sebastian Hofferberth (University of Bonn, Germany)
  • Adam Kaufman (JILA, Boulder, USA)
  • Alex Keesling (QuEra Computing, USA)
  • Herwig Ott (TU Kaiserslautern, Germany)
  • Tilman Pfau (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Thomas Pohl (Aarhus University, Denmark)
  • Jonathan Pritchard (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK)
  • Mark Saffman (University of Wisconsin-Madison & ColdQuanta, USA)
  • Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler (University of Mainz, Germany)
  • Giulia Semeghini (Harvard University, Cambridge, USA)
  • Lea-Marina Steinert (University of Tübingen, Germany)
  • Jeff Thompson (Princeton University, USA)
  • Wenchao Xu (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)


You can apply for the event at the website of the WE Heraeus Foundation.

Application Deadline is 14 May 2023

More details and updated information at https://www.we-heraeus-stiftung.de/veranstaltungen/applications-of-ultracold-rydberg-gases/main/