This workshop hosted world-leading theorists and experimentalists from the fields of quantum optics and quantum many-body systems, working with cold atomic and molecular gases, optical lattices, photons, cavities, cold ions, Rydberg atoms and polar molecules.  A focus of the workshop was the understanding of interactions between a quantum system and its environment, and how these open quantum system dynamics combine with the behaviour of many-body AMO systems.

We had 114 registered participants from 16 countries at the meeting, which is an important event within the International Max-Planck Partnership between Scottish Universities and the German Max Planck Institutes on “Measurement and Observation at the Quantum Limit”.

We would like to thank all of our sponsors for their invaluable support of the meeting, as well as the University of Strathclyde, and the city of Glasgow.

Invited Speakers
Mari-Carmen Bañuls
MPQTheory, Garching, Germany
Immanuel Bloch
MPQ, Garching / LMU, Munich, Germany
Frédéric Chevy
École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
Ignacio Cirac
MPQTheory, Garching, Germany
Nigel Cooper
University of Cambridge, UK
Eugene Demler
Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Thierry Giamarchi
DQMP, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Klemens Hammerer
Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
Dieter Jaksch
University of Oxford, UK
Igor Lesanovsky
University of Nottingham, UK
Mikhail Lukin
Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Patrik Öhberg
Herriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
William D. Phillips
NIST / JQI Maryland, USA
Cindy Regal
JILA, University of Colorado, USA
Mark Saffman
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Luis Santos
ITP, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
Monika Schleier-Smith    Stanford University, USA

Hot Topic Speakers
Thorsten Ackemann
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
Piotr Deuar
Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Jonathan Keeling
University of St Andrews, UK
Zala Lenarcic
ITP, University of Cologne, Germany
Anton Mazurenko
Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Matthias Sonnleitner    University of Glasgow, UK

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