Bose-Einstein condensation, the macroscopic ground state occupation of a system of integer spin particles (bosons), has been observed in the last twenty years for dilute cold atomic gases and in solid-state systems with both exciton-polaritons and magnons. More recently, Bose-Einstein condensation of photons has been demonstrated in a dye-filled optical microcavity, where, unlike in a black-body radiator, the photon number does not vanish at low temperature but instead exhibits condensation to the lowest energetic cavity mode. In other experiments, interesting other collective many-body effects of light have been observed in optical cavities, and both theorists and experimentalists are beginning to exploit novel quantum fluids of light.
The aim of the workshop is to arrange a dialogue between researchers working in the fields of optical Bose-Einstein condensates, quantum fluids of light, and other novel matter-light condensation phenomena.
We hope to establish the current state-of-the-art of research into Bose-Einstein condensates and other quantum fluids of light and to look to the future of the field and to applications of these novel phenomena. One important explicit goal of the workshop is to lay the groundwork for a review paper on Condensates of Light. The other explicit goal is to give junior scientists an active role in the program of the workshop, by having junior scientists organize and moderate several sessions.
Attending a workshop is at the discretion of the scientific organizers. The workshop coordinator will contact the scientific organizers who will decide on your participation.
If you have not received an invitation and if you register from Friday 25 February onwards, it is only possible to participate online.
Registration is open until Thursday 3 March.