Workshop from 11. - 13. March 2013
The recent achievements made by several groups that implement continuous and non-standard methods to slow down and cool atoms and molecules has triggered the idea of starting a dialog, especially focusing on these methods and their prospects. With this workshop we want to address groups working on all kinds of such (quasi-)continuous or in other respect novel approaches to the production of quantum degenerate and ultra-cold samples of atoms and molecules. Our goal is to bring together people from these different fields to get in touch, share their ideas, and find synergies and possibilities for collaborations. The general idea is that we have a number of longer introductory / tutorial talks from the PIs of the participating groups, some shorter contributions by students, a poster session and of course enough time for discussions. The topics of the workshop can cover everything that is interesting and related to the field, e.g.
- deceleration of molecules and atoms
- ultracold guided beams
- sisyphus cooling techniques
- continuous trap loading mechanisms
- all-optical approaches to BEC