What does the future hold for AMO theory?

Thursday, October 17, 2024 - 8:00am to Friday, October 18, 2024 - 6:00pm

The field of AMO physics is seeing a surge in activity of unprecedented scale and broad interest. Experimental advances in manipulating the interactions among atoms and molecules and in precisely controlling the spatial placement of such quantum particles have redefined what is possible and posed new questions for theory. Alongside these technological breakthroughs, AMO theory has advanced and expanded the scope of its questions and applications. AMO theory is both enjoying and being challenged by an embarrassment of riches!

The field of AMO physics, broadly defined, now overlaps with efforts in many-body quantum simulations, quantum information processing, non-equilibrium dynamics, ultrafast probes of quantum systems, and quantum precision measurement and sensing. Quantum processing and quantum information need efficient error correction algorithms, and optimization methodologies to fine tune quantum processors and sensors. Much of these efforts now have strong ties to computer science, mathematics, and quantum chemistry and are concerned with protocols for digital and analog simulations.

This symposium intends to bring together practitioners in the AMO theory universe to discuss how to harness this proliferation of ideas and brainstorm directions for the future AMO theory, and to advise the community in ways to best train the next generation of AMO theorists.

Organizing Committee: 

Hossein Sadeghpour (ITAMP)
Kaden Hazzard (Rice University)

Lecturers: 

Luca Argenti (University of Central Florida)
Ana Asenio-Garcia (Columbia University)
Johannes Feist (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Murray Holland (JILA)
Tijs Karman (Radboud University, Nijmegen)
Gabriel Landi (University of Rochester)
Tommaso Macri (QuEra)
Thomas Pohl (Vienna University of Technology)
Ken Schafer (LSU)
Timur Tscherbul (University of Nevada, Reno)
Susanne Yelin (Harvard University)