DFG Schwerpunktsprogramm Giant interactions in Rydberg Systems (GiRyd)

The combination of ultra cold atoms and high resolution laser spectroscopy of Rydberg atoms has enabled the observation of very strong interactions between Rydberg atoms, the so-called Rydberg Blockade. Triggered by this milestone a new research field emerged which is branching out from atomic physics to molecular physics, physical chemistry, many-body physics, quantum information processing, quantum simulation, quantum optics, and semiconductor physics as well as surface physics and sensor applications.

September 14th, 2018:
DFG Priority Program SPP 1929 GiRyd: Call for Proposals (funding period 2)
August 17th, 2018:
Save the date: GiRyd Status Workshop 2019 (Kaiserslautern, 25 - 28 March 2019)
August 16th, 2018:
Save the date: Deadline for applications for funding period 2 (04 February 2019) and Review Meeting (22-24 May 2019)
July 31st, 2018:
Seminar in Rostock: "Ultralong-range Rydberg Molecules: Spin Interactions, External Fields and Symmetry Breaking" (Frederic Hummel, Universität Hamburg) on 31 July 2018
July 2nd, 2018:
Int. Workshop on strongly interacting, open many-body systems with the emphasis on the Rydberg atoms physics (Crete, Greece, 30 September - 03 October 2018)
June 28th, 2018:
Seminar in Stuttgart: "Study of Rydberg excitation in thermal atomic vapor" (Ashok Mohapatra, NISER - National Institute of Science Education and Research, India)
June 19th, 2018:
Seminar in Stuttgart: "Frustrated Iridates as Candidate Quantum Spin Liquids" (Stefano Falletta, Politecnico di Torino)
June 8th, 2018:
Seminar in Stuttgart: "Optical trapping of ions and atoms for ultracold collision experiments" (Leon Karpa, Universität Freiburg)

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