Description

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy is organizing a Conference on Long-Range Interacting Many-Body Systems: from Atomic to Astrophysical Scales, to be held in Trieste, Italy from 25 - 29 July 2016. The Conference is a satellite of STATPHYS26 in Lyon, France, taking place from 18 - 22 July 2016.

ORGANIZERS:
Michael KASTNER (Nat. Inst. for Theoretical Physics, Stellenbosch, Sth. Africa)
David MUKAMEL (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel)
Stefano RUFFO (SISSA, Trieste, Italy)
Andrea TROMBETTONI (CNR-IOM DEMOCRITOS & SISSA, Trieste, Italy)

LOCAL ORGANIZER:
Matteo MARSILI (ICTP, Trieste, Italy)

Long-range interactions, decaying like an inverse power law in the distance, are ubiquitous in nature. In the past decade we witnessed a surge of interest in the field, be it in the statistical physics community where the peculiar dynamic and thermodynamic properties of such systems have been studied, or even more recently in atomic and quantum many-body physics, where long-range interactions have become accessible in ion trap experiments, ultracold atomic or molecular gases, in cavity quantum electrodynamics, and others. While noteworthy progress has been made in many directions, the research in the subfields has been mostly unconnected. The conference will feature introductory review talks of the relevant subfields as well as research talks on the most recent developments, in order to provide an overview of the common characteristics, methods, and challenges in the study of long-range systems.

Main topics:
Statistical physics of long-range interacting systems;
Kinetic theory and Landau damping;
Self-gravitating systems in astrophysics;
Long-range interactions in cold atomic gases;
Ion trap-based long-range spin systems;
Rydberg atoms and dipolar atomic gases.


LECTURERS & SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
R. BACHELARD (Sao Carlos, Brazil)
J. BARRÉ (Nice, France)
S.T. BRAMWELL (London, U.K.)
L. CASETTI (Firenze, Italy)
S. DIETRICH (Stuttgart, Germany)
M. FOSS-FEIG (Maryland, U.S.A.)
M. JOYCE (Paris, France)
R. KAISER (Nice, France)
M. KARDAR (Massachusetts, U.S.A.)
G. KURIZKI (Rehovot, Israel)
I. LESANOVSKY (Nottingham, U.K.)
Y. LEVIN (Porto Alegre, Brazil)
R. LÖW (Stuttgart, Germany)
T. MORI (Tokyo, Japan)
H.-C. NÄGERL (Innsbruck, Austria)
J. PEREZ (Paris, France)
P. PICKL (Munich, Germany)
C. ROOS (Innsbruck, Austria)
H. TOUCHETTE (Stellenbosch,Sth.Africa)
J.TOUMA (Beirut, Lebanon)

During this event, a Conference on Entanglement and Non-Equilibrium Physics of Pure and Disordered Systems will also take place at ICTP from 25 - 27 July 2016: http://indico.ictp.it/event/7604.
 
This Conference is a satellite of the international Conference STATPHYS26, taking place in Lyon, France, from 18 - 22 July 2016: http://statphys26.sciencesconf.org. Applicants requesting ICTP financial support (for nationals of, and working in, a developing country) and who are planning to attend STATPHYS26 are requested to specify this clearly on the application form.
Go to day
  • Monday, 25 July 2016
    • 08:00 - 15:30 Session one
      • 08:15 For administrative formalities 15'
        Only for Participants subsidized by the ICTP - please go to:
        Finance Office (08:30 - 09:15)
        Enrico Fermi Building
        Ground Floor
      • 08:30 Registration 50'
        Only those *NOT* staying in ICTP Guesthouses are to register with the Conference Secretary
        
        Reception area, Foyer, Leonardo de Vinci Building
        08:30 - 09:15
      • 09:20 Welcome Address 10'
        Budinich Lecture Hall - Leonardo da Vinci Building
        Speaker: DIRECTORS of CONFERENCE
      • 09:30 Introduction to long range interactions: a theoretical physicist's view - I 1h0'
        Speaker: Julien BARRE (Universite de Nice Sophia Antipolis, France)
        Material: Abstract Slides Video
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:00 Introduction to long range interactions: a theoretical physicist's view - II 1h0'
        Speaker: Julien BARRE
        Material: Video
      • 12:00 Temperature inversion in long-range interacting systems, from atomic to astrophysical scales 40'
        Speaker: Lapo CASETTI (University di Firenze, Italy)
        Material: Abstract Slides Video
      • 12:40 Integrable versus ergodic approaches to describe quasi-stationary states 20'
        Speaker: Fernanda PEREIRA DA CRUZ BENETTI (Univ. Fed. do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
        Material: Abstract Slides Video
      • 13:00 Lunch Break 2h30'
    • 15:30 - 21:30 Session Two
      • 15:30 Self-gravitating systems and cosmological structure formation 1h0'
        Speaker: Michael G.F. JOYCE (Universite de Paris VI, France)
        Material: Abstract Slides Video
      • 16:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 17:00 Long-range interactions in cold atomic systems 1h0'
        Speaker: Igor LESANOVSKY (University of Nottingham, UK)
        Material: Abstract Slides Video
      • 18:00 POSTER SESSION - Poster Gallery (behind the Budinich Lecture Hall) 2h0'
        in parallel with poster session of the 
        Conference on Entanglement and Non-Equilibrium Physics of Pure and Disordered Systems
        to be held on the Terrace of the Leonardo Building starting at 17.30 - 19.30
      • 19:30 Welcome Buffet 2h0' ( Terrace, Leonardo Building )
        To be held on the Terrace of the Leonardo Building
        together with the participants of the 
        Conference on Entanglement and Non-Equilibrium Physics of Pure and Disordered Systems
  • Tuesday, 26 July 2016
    • 09:00 - 14:30 Session one
      • 09:00 Coulomb gases in magnetism - I 1h0'
        Speaker: Steven T. BRAMWELL (London Centre for Nanotechnology, UK)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 10:00 Long-range systems with nonequivalent ensembles 1h0'
        Speaker: Hugo TOUCHETTE (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
        Material: Abstract Slides Video
      • 11:00 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:30 Rydberg molecules 40'
        Speaker: Robert LOEW (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 12:10 Highly nonlocal optical nonlinearities in atoms trapped near a waveguide 40'
        Speaker: Gershon KURIZKI (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel)
        Material: Abstract Slides Video
      • 12:50 Lunch Break 1h40'
    • 14:30 - 18:20 Session two
      • 14:30 Sustainable Development: The role of international scientific organizations 1h0'
        Speaker: Peter McGRATH (TWAS, Trieste, Italy)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 15:30 Self-gravitating systems and cosmological structure formation 2 1h0'
        Speaker: Michael G.F. JOYCE
        Material: Video
      • 16:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 17:00 Out-of-equilibrium dynamics of long-range interacting Rydberg gases 1h0'
        Speaker: Igor LESANOVSKY
        Material: Abstract Slides Video
      • 18:00 Anisotropic long range spin systems 20'
        Speaker: Nicolo' DEFENU (SISSA, Italy)
        Material: Abstract Slides Video
  • Wednesday, 27 July 2016
    • 09:00 - 15:00 Session One
      • 09:00 Coulomb Gases in Magnetism - II 1h0'
        Speaker: Steven T. BRAMWELL
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 10:00 Characterization of non-equilibrium many-body quantum states in trapped ion crystals 40'
        Speaker: Christian ROOS (Universitat Innsbruck, Austia)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 10:40 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:10 Rigorous Derivation of the Vlasov equation 40'
        Speaker: Peter PICKL (Ludwig-Maximillans-Universitaet Muenchen, Germany)
        Material: Abstract Slides Video
      • 11:50 Collective effects in light scattering: from Dicke Sub- and Superradiance to Anderson localisation 40'
        Speaker: Robin KAISER (Institut Non Lineaire de Nice, France)
        Material: Abstract Slides Video
      • 12:30 Hybrid percolaton transition induced by long-range dynamics 30'
        Speaker: Byungnam KAHNG (Seoul National University, Korea)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 13:00 GROUP PHOTO 15'
        outside of the main entrance (carpark area)
      • 13:15 Lunch break 1h45'
  • Thursday, 28 July 2016
    • 09:00 - 15:30 Session One
      • 09:00 Capillary forces on colloids at fluid interfaces 40'
        Speaker: Siegfried R. DIETRICH (Max-Planck-Inst. for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, Germany)
        Material: Abstract Slides Video
      • 09:40 Quantum catastrophes in the dynamics of cold atom systems with long range interactions 30'
        Speaker: Duncan H.J. O'DELL (McMaster University, Ontario, Canada)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 10:10 Coffee Break 30'
      • 10:40 Correlated dynamics in strongly-interacting quantum systems 30'
        Speaker: Florian MEINERT (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 11:10 Effective long-distrance interaction from short-distance interaction in periodically driven one-dimensional classical system 30'
        Speaker: Lingzhen GUO (Karlsruher Inst. of Technology KIT, Germany)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 11:40 Cooperative effects and long range interactionL Cooperative Shielding 40'
        Speaker: Giuseppe L. CELARDO / Lea SANTOS (University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Brescia, Italy / Yeshiva University, New York, U.S.A.)
        Material: Abstract Slides Video
      • 12:20 Topological approach to microcanonical thermodynamics and phase transition of interacting classical spins 20'
        Speaker: F. SANTOS (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 12:40 Lunch Break 2h50'
    • 15:30 - 18:30 Session two
      • 15:30 Nonadditivity in the quasi-equilibrium state of a short-range interacting system 40'
        Speaker: Takashi MORI (University of Tokyo, Japan)
        Material: Abstract Slides Video
      • 16:10 Locality in long-range interacting quantum systems 40'
        Speaker: Michael FOSS-FEIG (University of Maryland, USA)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 16:50 Coffee Break 30'
      • 17:20 Long-range gravitational-like interaction in a neutral atomic cold gas 30'
        Speaker: Bruno MARCOS (Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis, France)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 17:50 Dipole-quadrupole Farster Resonancein Cold Rydberg Gas 20'
        Speaker: Wilfried MAINEULT (Laboratoire Aime Cotton, Orsay, France)
        Material: Video
      • 18:10 Simulation of Quantum Spin dynamics by Phase Sampling of BBGKY Trajectories 20'
        Speaker: Analabha ROY (National Inst. for Theoretical Physics, Western Cape, Sth. Africa)
        Material: Abstract Video
  • Friday, 29 July 2016
    • 09:00 - 14:40 Session one
      • 09:00 Statistical Mechanics of Self-Gravitating Systems 40'
        Speaker: Yan LEVIN (Univ. Fed. do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
        Material: Abstract Slides Video
      • 09:40 Cooperative effects in light scattering by cold atoms 40'
        Speaker: Romain P.M. BACHELARD (Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil)
        Material: Abstract Slides Video
      • 10:20 Coffee Break 30'
      • 10:50 Relaxation of finite-size fluctuation in thermal equilibrium 30'
        Speaker: Yoshiyuki YAMAGUCHI (Kyoto University, Japan)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 11:20 Surprises in dynamics of coupled oscillator systems in presence of local potential 30'
        Speaker: Shamik GUPTA (Ma Planck Institute, Dresden, Germany)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 11:50 Formation probabilities, entanglement entropy and Casimir effect in quantum spin chains 20'
        Speaker: Mohammad A. RAJABPOUR (Univ. Federal Fluminense, RJ, Brazil)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 2h0'
    • 14:40 - 17:00 Session two
      • 14:40 Dynamics of correlations in long-range quantum systems 20'
        Speaker: Lorenzo CEVOLANI (Inst. d'Optique Graduate School, Palaiseau, France)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 15:00 Dynamics and thermodynamics of stellar black-hole nuclei 40'
        Speaker: Jihad TOUMA (American University of Beirut, Lebanon)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 15:40 Equilibrium and stability of a large set of N self-gravitating particles 40'
        Speaker: Jerome PEREZ (Ecole Nat. Superieure de Techniques Avancees, France)
        Material: Abstract Video
      • 16:20 Concluding Remarks 10'
      • 16:30 Coffee Break 30'