Event at Galileo Galilei Institute


From Static to Dynamical Gauge Fields with Ultracold Atoms

May 22, 2017 - Jun 23, 2017


Gauge fields play a fundamental role in our understanding of complex natural phenomena. Static gauge fields, such as magnetic fields and spin orbit coupling, are responsible for most of the topological effects found in solid state materials, while dynamical gauge fields are the backbone of the standard model in particle physics, and are instrumental in describing quantum magnetism.

In recent years, quantum technologies have emerged as a novel, complementary approach to investigate paradigms of strongly correlated quantum matter related to gauge fields. On the one hand, cold atom systems, owing to their unparalleled degree of  control and versatility, represent an ideal experimental platform for the investigation of both static and dynamical gauge fields. From the other hand, novel numerical quantum information tools have been put forward as complementary methods to access regimes where Monte Carlo simulations are affected by  the sign problem.
The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researches in the fields of cold atoms, high-energy, and condensed matter physics, to discuss state-of-the-art perspectives and challenges in the field of synthetic gauge fields and related areas. Within this activity, we expect that the growing interdisciplinary field involving the aforementioned fields will be given a strong boost, paving the way toward the realization of quantum simulation platforms for gauge theories  and exotic superfluid and insulating states of matter.


- Spin-orbit-coupled Bose and Fermi gases
- Synthetic gauge fields in optical lattices
- Dynamical gauge fields and lattice gauge theories with ultracold atoms
- Matrix-product states and tensor network methods for lattice gauge theories.
- Quantum gases with SU(N) symmetry.
- Quantum magnetism and long-range interactions.
- Unitary Fermi gases and exotic (color, FFLO) Fermi superfluids.

Extended deadline for applications: 22/02/2017



Marcello Dalmonte (ICTP), Leonardo Fallani (University of Florence), Massimo Inguscio (University of Florence and CNR), Guido Martinelli (University La Sapienza, Rome), Simone Montangero (University of Ulm), Ian Spielman (NIST, JQI), Sandro Stringari (University of Trento), and Uwe-Jens Wiese (University of Bern)

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Date Speaker Title Type Useful Links
May 22, 2017 - 10:30 Fabrice Gerbier Gauge potentials for ultracold atoms Seminar
May 22, 2017 - 15:00 Andrea Trombettoni TBA Seminar
May 23, 2017 - 10:30 Ryan Barnett Bosons in synthetic gauge fields: dynamics and probing edge states Seminar Slides
May 24, 2017 - 10:30 Jason Ho Synthetic Gauge Fields in Cold Atoms : Present and Future Seminar
May 24, 2017 - 15:00 Massimo Mannarelli FFLO in QCD Seminar Slides
May 25, 2017 - 10:30 Luca Tagliacozzo Microscopic and emerging encoding of dynamical gauge fields in ultra-cold matter Seminar
May 25, 2017 - 15:00 Qi Zhou Glueing and splitting monopoles Seminar
May 26, 2017 - 10:30 Erez Zohar Quantum Simulation of Lattice Gauge Theories with Ultracold Atoms Seminar Slides
Jun 05, 2017 - 10:30 Bañuls Mari Carmen Tensor Network calculations for 1+1D Lattice Gauge Theory models: spectra, thermal properties, and more Seminar
Jun 05, 2017 - 15:00 Orus Roman Tensor network simulation of QED on infinite lattices: learning from (1 + 1)d, and prospects for (2 + 1)d Seminar Slides
Jun 06, 2017 - 10:30 Rossini Davide Chiral edge modes and Laughlin-like states in atomic synthetic ladders Seminar
Jun 07, 2017 - 10:30 D Elia Massimo Present challenges in lattice gauge theories Seminar Slides
Jun 07, 2017 - 15:00 Silvi Pietro Advancements in LGT simulations with Tensor Networks: From non-Abelian in 1D to Abelian in 2D. Seminar Slides
Jun 08, 2017 - 10:30 Van Acoleyen Karel Tensor networks for gauge field theories: perspective, achievements and challenges Seminar
Jun 08, 2017 - 15:00 Bucciantini Leda Periodic driving in topological systems: emergent Weyl nodes and Fermi arcs in a Floquet Weyl semimetal Seminar
Jun 08, 2017 - 15:00 Liu Ke Discrete Gauge Theory and Exotic Order Seminar
Jun 09, 2017 - 10:30 Rizzi Matteo Exploring Interacting Topological Insulators with Ultracold Atoms: the Synthetic Creutz-Hubbard Model Seminar
Jun 13, 2017 - 10:30 Barros Joao Nonlocal models from exact mapping of local gauge theories Seminar
Jun 13, 2017 - 10:30 Tschirsich Ferdinand TEBD Simulation of Square Ice Seminar
Jun 14, 2017 - 10:30 Cappellini Giacomo Quantum simulation of synthetic gauge fields with ultracold atoms in an extra dimension Seminar
Jun 15, 2017 - 10:30 Hulet Randy Detection of Antiferromagnetic Order Seminar
Jun 16, 2017 - 10:30 Russomanno Angelo Dynamical localization and delocalization in the kicked many-body rotors mode Seminar
Jun 19, 2017 - 10:30 Wolfgang Kettele New forms of matter with ultracold atoms: synthetic magnetic fields and supersolidity Seminar
Jun 20, 2017 - 10:30 Luca Lepori Long-range topological insulators and weakened bulk-boundary correspondence Seminar
Jun 20, 2017 - 11:00 Marcello Calvanese Strinati Laughlin-like states in bosonic and fermionic atomic synthetic ladders Seminar
Jun 20, 2017 - 15:00 Massimo Capone Mott physics in multicomponent fermionic systems: superconductivity, “selectivity” and topology Seminar
Jun 21, 2017 - 10:30 Domenico Giuliano Kondo Length in Bosonic Lattices Seminar
Jun 21, 2017 - 15:00 Chunlei Qu Superfluidity of a spin-orbit coupled Bose-Einstein condensate Seminar
Jun 22, 2017 - 10:30 Luca Pezzé Multipartite entanglement in topological quantum phases and phase transitions Seminar
Jun 23, 2017 - 10:30 Fernando Iemini Majorana Quasi-Particles in Number Conserving Settings Seminar