Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual

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Small and Medium Sized Cold Atom Systems

2018, Jul 29 -- Aug 04

M. A. García-March (ICFO, Spain)
T. Busch (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)
D. Blume (The University of Oklahoma, USA)
B. Juliá-Díaz (Universitat de Barcelona, Spain)
G. Astrakharchik (Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya, Spain)

This conference, officially listed as Satellite of ICAP 2018, is intended to bring together the recently established and rapidly growing community of researchers studying static and dynamic properties of small and medium sized atomic systems. Several cutting edge experimental advances have brought this topic to the fore over the past few years and small, ultracold atomic systems can now be prepared reliably, with particle numbers ranging from one to several ten.

Ensembles consisting of a few interacting ultracold trapped atoms constitute unique quantum systems: i) they are versatile, that is, a large number of degrees of freedom can be fully controlled; ii) they are clean and pure laboratory systems which allow for the exploration of quantum phenomena and quantum correlations (entanglement) on a scale that connects single-atom and many-body physics; iii) they provide nearly ideal prototype systems with which to study impurity-bath type of settings; iv) since often the interaction strengths can be tuned via Feshbach resonance techniques, they are particularly well suited for time-dependent response measurements in finite sized systems; v) they are amenable to a variety of theoretical treatments, analytical or numerical in nature.

This workshop will consists of a number of invited and contributed talks, with significant time reserved for discussions inside and outside of poster sessions.

Benasque is a beautiful small village located in the heart of the Spanish Pyrenees, close to the border with France and it is about a 5 hour drive from Barcelona. Transportation by bus between Barcelona and Benasque (on July 29th and August 4th) is provided by the center.

All participants should register at this webpage.


The workshop will be mainly funded with the conference fees (see the section Registration fee informations below). The services included are:

- bus trip from Barcelona airport to Benasque on the 29th July and return on the 4th August
- a reception party on  day one of the workshop,
- coffee breaks.
- technical and logistic assistance.

Confirmed Invited speakers

- Selim Jochim   
- Xiaoling Cui
- Anna Minguzzi   
- Andre Eckardt               
- Artur Widera           
- Hanns-Christoph Nägerl       
- Isabelle Bouchoule       
- Peter Schmelcher       
- Marco Fattori       
- Antonio Negretti   
- Adolfo del Campo        
- Alessio Recati           
- Maria Carmen Gordillo 

Registration fee information

The registration fee for this conference is:

Before May 15After May 15
Regular300 eur.400 eur.
Student200 eur.300 eur.

Pay by bank transfer

The registration fee must be paid to the account of the Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual after your application has been accepted.

Ibercaja (account number): 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193
IBAN: ES44 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193

Remember that your registration is complete only after the payment is made.

* Please, pay after your application has been accepted.
* Please, send a confirmation by e-mail to info@benasque.org.
* Please pay all bank charges
* Include as a subject in the transfer '2018cas Your_Surname'
* In the comments section include:
      Full name of the conference and your name.

Pay by credit card

Senior: Pay by credit card
Student: Pay by credit card

* You have to be registered.
* Please, pay after your application has been accepted.

*Cancellation Policy*
A 30 euro charge will be applied for cancellations made up to 10 days before the conference start date.
A no refund policy will be applied to cancellations made after this date.

Bus Transportation

The center provides free buses:
From Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, Diagonal 686, Metro: L3 Palau Reial at 15:00h (Note that the bus stops opposite University of Barcelona, Facultat de Física i Química)

From Barcelona airport ('El Prat', Terminal T2A: on leaving exit, turn left and you will find a police building called 'Mossos d'Esquadra') at 15:30h.

Return buses:
From Benasque to Barcelona airport, departure at 9:00h.
The trip by bus to Barcelona takes 4-5h. approximately. The trip by car only takes 3h 30m.

Bus trajectories and dates:
- Barcelona-Benasque, Jul 29.
- Benasque-Barcelona, Aug 04.

Registration & accommodation

Application deadline is May 01

Further Information.

  • List of participants.
  • Scientific program.
  • Pictures

This session has received financial support from the following institutions:

  • logo CSIC
  • Gobierno de Aragón
  • Ministerio de educación y ciencia
  • DPH
  • Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Ayuntamiento de Benasque


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