Workshop Details
Spontaneous Coherence and Collective Dynamics
07/04/2011 - 07/08/2011
Meeting Description:

In 2006, the spontaneous condensation of exciton/polaritons was observed in inorganic thin films by Kaspzak et al. This observation opens the possibility to study collective and macroscopic quantum phenomena electronic devices under relatively "normal" conditions. Exciton/polaritons are entangled quasi-particles formed through the strong interaction between electronic excitations and photons within a micro-cavity and behave as bosons in the low-density limit.

The physics and dynamics of these systems remain largely unexplored and much remains to be done. Hence, the purpose of our workshop will be to open lines of communication between theoretical and experimental efforts in this field and to chart out the development of possible new science and technologies based upon these systems. Furthermore, these systems offer ideal testing grounds for many fundamental theories involving superfluidity and superconductivity. Since the field is quite nascent, the TSRC format would provide an ideal setting for a focused workshop on this topic.

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
725 West Colorado Avenue Telluride CO 81435

Spontaneous Coherence and Collective Dynamics Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Akselrod, Gleb MIT
Aspuru-Guzik, Alan Harvard University
Bittner, Eric UH
Christmann, Gabriel Cavendish Laboratory
Gosselin, Benoit Université de Montréal
Keeling, Jonathan University of St Andrews
Leonelli, Richard Université de Montréal
Littlewood, Peter Cambridge University
Sanders, Jacob Harvard University
Silva, Carlos Université de Montréal
Singh, Mahi University of Western Ontario
Stingelin, Natalie Imperial College London
Subotnik, Joseph [2nd Reservation] University of Pennsylvania
Wright, Tod University of Queensland
Yuen-Zhou, Joel Harvard University

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