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.

April 30th, 2019:
Registration for GiRyd Review Meeting 2019 now open (closes 30 April 2019)
April 23rd, 2019:
Seminar in Hamburg: "Long-range Molecules in Alkali Metals: Two-electron R-matrix method at intermediate nuclear distances" (Michal Tarana, Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic)
March 29th, 2019:
Save the date: GiRyd Status Workshop 2020 will be held 23 - 27 March 2020 in Mainz
March 26th, 2019:
GiRyd for Kids: YouTube influencer, fashion blogger and physics expert "Quantum Kate" explains what a Rydberg atom is!
March 22nd, 2019:
Updated programme for GiRyd Status Workshop 2019 (Kaiserslautern, 25 - 27 March 2019)
March 21st, 2019:
Save the date: Review meeting for funding period 2 proposals (22-24 May 2019)
February 25th, 2019:
Programme for GiRyd Status Workshop (25 - 27 March 2019) is now available!
February 12th, 2019:
CANCELLATION: Seminar in Mainz: "Quantum computing with atomic qubits" (Mark Saffman, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

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