Workshop on matter-wave interferometry : from pioneering experiments to modern applications

SYRTE, observatoire de Paris

SYRTE, observatoire de Paris

entrance : 77, avenue Denfert Rochereau 75014 Paris France The workshop will take place in the beautiful historic building of the Observatoire dating from 1667, in the "salle Cassini" (1st floor). map of the side :
Rémi Geiger

The goal of this short workshop is to provide a historical retrospective of the different developments of matter wave interferometry (atoms, neutrons, molecules), from the first developments to modern applications. The talks by international experts of the field will present the journey from their first experiments tracing back to more than 30 years ago to nowadays projects.

This workshop represents an opportunity to meet informaly and discuss in a warm way for the persons involved in the field of matter-wave interferometry, in the nice environment of Paris Observatory.

A visit of the laboratories (atomic clock team and inertial sensor team) will be organized on Thursday at the end of the afternoon.

The workshop will end with the habilitation thesis defense of Remi Geiger on Friday afternoon and the ensuing cocktail at Paris Observatory.

The workshop is funded by CNRS, SIRTEQ (quantum technologies network in Ile de France region) and Conseil Scientifique de l'Observatoire de Paris through the PhyFOG action (fundamental physics and gravitational waves).

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  • Albert Roura
  • Anders Komár Ravn
  • Arnaud Landragin
  • Baptiste Gouraud
  • Bess Fang
  • Bodil Holst
  • Bruno Desruelle
  • Brynle Barrett
  • Carlos L. Garrido Alzar
  • Charles Garcion
  • Christian Bordé
  • Christoph Westbrook
  • Christophe Salomon
  • Claude Barraud
  • Clifford Will
  • Corentin Logé
  • Daniel Comparat
  • Daniel Rieländer
  • denis boiron
  • Ernst M. Rasel
  • Etienne CANTIN
  • Eva Bookjans
  • Francisco Perales
  • Franck Pereira dos Santos
  • Francois Nez
  • François Biraben
  • François Larrouturou
  • Gabriel Dutier
  • Guglielmo M. Tino
  • Hartmut Abele
  • Isadora Perrin
  • Jacques Vigué
  • Jean Lautier Gaud
  • jean-Paul Berthet
  • Jeanne Bernard
  • Jérôme Lodewyck
  • Leonid Sidorenkov
  • Luc Absil
  • Luc Blanchet
  • Lucile JULIEN
  • Maria Cristina Volpe
  • Mark Kasevich
  • Markus Arndt
  • Matteo Altorio
  • Mengzi Huang
  • michele leduc
  • Nicolas Février
  • Nicolas Proust
  • Olivier GORCEIX
  • Ouali Acef
  • patrice delon
  • Patrick Cheinet
  • Philippe BOUYER
  • Pierre Cladé
  • Pierre Rouchon
  • Pierrick Cheiney
  • Quentin Beaufils
  • Romain GAUTIER
  • Rémi Geiger
  • Sebastien Bize
  • Serge Reynaud
  • Simon Thomas
  • Sofus Laguna Kristensen
  • Sumit Sarkar
  • Sébastien Merlet
  • Thierry Perrot
  • Thomas Zanon-Willette
  • Vincent Aubertin
  • Walid Chaibi
  • William Dubosclard
  • Xiaobing Deng
  • Yannick Bidel
  • Yvan Sortais
    • 13:30 14:00
      Welcome | History of Paris Observatory and SYRTE 30m
      Speaker: Arnaud Landragin (SYRTE)
    • 14:00 14:40
      From CO2 lasers to atom interferometry 40m
      Speaker: Christian Bordé (SYRTE and Laboratory for laser physics, French academy of Science)
    • 14:40 15:20
      Interferometry with cold neutrons 40m
      Speaker: Hartmut Abele (Atominstitut, TU Wien)
    • 15:20 15:50
      Coffee break 30m
    • 15:50 16:30
      Interferometry with atomic beams and separated arms 40m
      Speaker: Jacques Vigué (LCAR, University of Toulouse)
    • 16:30 17:10
      Light-pulse interferometry with cold atoms 40m
      Speaker: Mark Kasevich (Stanford University)
    • 17:10 17:50
      Matter-wave Interferometry with complex molecules: Quantum experiments at the interface to chemistry and biology and the classical world 40m
      Speaker: Markus Arndt (University of Vienna)
    • 17:50 18:00
      Short break before the lab tour 10m
    • 18:00 19:30
      Lab tour: atom interferometry and optical clock teams 1h 30m
    • 09:20 10:00
      Testing gravity with free falling and trapped atom interferometry 40m
      Speaker: Guglielmo Tino (LENS, University of Florence)
    • 10:00 10:40
      Measurements of the recoil velocity by atom interferometry 40m
      Speaker: Saïda Guellati (Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, Sorbonne University)
    • 10:40 11:10
      Coffee break 30m
    • 11:10 11:50
      Test of the equivalence principle and gravitational wave detection with atom interferometry 40m
      Speaker: Philippe Bouyer (LP2N, Institut d'Optique)
    • 11:50 12:30
      Relativistic effects in macroscopically delocalized quantum superpositions 40m
      Speaker: Albert Roura (University of Ulm)
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch break 1h 30m
    • 14:00 16:30
      HDR thesis defense - Atom interferometry: from fundamental physics to precision inertial measurements 2h 30m
      Speaker: Remi Geiger (SYRTE)
    • 16:30 21:30
      Cocktail 5h