FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON QUANTUM GASES, FUNDAMENTAL INTERACTIONS, AND COSMOLOGY - PISA

FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON QUANTUM GASES, FUNDAMENTAL INTERACTIONS, AND COSMOLOGY
da Mercoledì, 25 Ottobre 2017 a Sabato, 28 Ottobre 2017
Conference

ABSTRACT

In short, we aim to bring together scientists from these three research areas, which are living a very fertile time per se and in cross-disciplinary connection with each other. In the format, the keynote speeches are a total of nine, three per day (each morning), one from  each of the three involved research areas. Considering the Conference goal, the idea is that keynote speakers could provide an overview of the main open problems in their own research field, with a focus to those open problems which can be at the border with the other two areas: they should discuss the ideas in an inspiring manner and without jargon, and encouraging cross-discussions. The talks on specific topics (see the list in the conference-concept file) would take place in the afternoon, according to proposals from scientists who decide to attend. We will encourage young scientists to attend.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Quantum Gases

  • Eric Cornell - JILA and University of Colorado at Boulder (USA)
  • Iacopo Carusotto - BEC Center and University of Trento (Italy)
  • Holger Müller - UC Berkley (USA)

Fundamental Interactions

  • Guido Tonelli - University of Pisa (Italy)
  • Guido Martinelli - University of Roma (Italy)
  • Dmitri Kharzeev - Brookhaven National Laboratory (NY, USA)

Cosmology

  • Gianfranco Bertone - University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
  • Volker Bromm - University Texas at Austin (USA)
  • Sabino Matarrese - University of Padova (Italy)

TOPICS

Intersecting Topics

  • Dark Matter
  • General Relativity
  • Black Holes
  • Standard and Quantum numerical approaches

More Specific Topics

  • Dark matter and axion cosmology
  • General relativity tests and precision measurements
  • Approaches to Quantum Gravity
  • Black holes and Hawking radiation
  • Symmetry tests: matter/antimatter and CP
  • QCD, Quarks and Hadrons
  • Efimov states: from ultra cold atoms to nuclear matterQuantum simulators for Abelian and non-Abelian gauge theories
  • Magnetic monopoles
  • Majorana fermions
  • Topological phases

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

  • Maria Luisa Chiofalo - University of Pisa / INFN-Pisa  [Chair]
  • Massimo D’Elia -  University of Pisa / INFN-Pisa
  • Andrea Ferrara - Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa
  • Guglielmo Tino - LENS / University of Florence

ADVISORY BOARD

  • Guido Tonelli -  University of Pisa and INFN (Italy)
  • Eric Cornell -  JILA and University of Colorado at Boulder (USA)
  • Lev Pitaevskii - University of Trento (Italy)
  • Sandro Stringari - University of Trento (Italy)