The programme booklet for the school can be downloaded: SUSSP71 Programme (PDF).


As of 14th July 2015:


A set of proceedings will be made available after conclusion of the School. Lecture Notes can be downloaded here (password protected)

Howard Carmichael, University of Auckland

  • Lecture 1: Open quantum systems
  • Lecture 2: Jumps & photon counts
  • Lecture 3: Intervention & feedback

Gerd Leuchs, Max-Planck-Institute for the Science of Light

  • Lecture 1: Temporal and spectral properties of classical light
  • Lecture 2: Quantum optics of a single mode
  • Lecture 3: Quantum optics of several modes

Peter Zoller, University of Innsbruck and IQOQI

  • Lectures 1, 2 & 3: Open many-body quantum systems with atoms and ions

Randy Hulet, Rice University

  • Lecture 1: Magnetism of fermions in optical Lattices I
  • Lecture 2: Magnetism of fermions in optical Lattices II
  • Lecture 3: Matter-wave solitons: Collisions on the edge of integrability

Peter Knight, Imperial College

  • Lecture 1: Bipartite systems, entanglement and the Schmidt decomposition
  • Lecture 2: Spin boson interaction and the Jaynes Cummings model as an exemplar
  • Lecture 3: Beam splitters, mode correlations, quantum walks, Boson Sampling

Miles Padgett, University of Glasgow

  • Lectures 1 & 2: Light’s twist: Orbital angular momentum
  • Lecture 3: Computational imaging

Joachim Brand, Massey University

  • Lecture 1: Solitons as nonlinear waves
  • Lecture 2: Multidimensional solitons
  • Lecture 3: Quantum solitons and beyond

Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler, University of Mainz

  • Lecture 1: Introduction to ion trapping and cooling
  • Lecture 2: Precision measurements with trapped ions
  • Lecture 3: Applications of trapped ions in quantum computing and quantum simulation

Philippe Grangier, Institut d’Optique

  • Lecture 1: Quantum optics with continuous variables
  • Lecture 2: Quantum cryptography with discrete and continuous variables
  • Lecture 3: Towards optical quantum networks

Ed Hinds, Imperial College

  • Lecture 1: Is the electron round? Searching for the electron’s electric dipole moment.
  • Lecture 2: Are the fundamental constants constant?
  • Lecture 3: Atom interferometry: from navigation to cosmology.

Giovanna Morigi, Universität des Saarlandes

  • Lecture 1: Mechanical effects of light on atoms in optical resonators
  • Lecture 2: Transition to spontaneous ordering: characterization
  • Lecture 3: Ultracold atoms in resonators: Bose-Hubbard models and the superfluid-Mott-
    insulator transition

Leticia Tarruell, ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences

  • Lecture 1: Quantum simulation and non-interacting fermions in an optical lattice
  • Lecture 2: Interactions: the Fermi-Hubbard model
  • Lecture 3: Quantum magnetism with fermions in optical lattices

Posters Sessions

There are 2 poster sessions as shown on the schedule above. The poster boards will accommodate A0 posters in portrait orientation. There will be at least one prize for the best poster.

The poster titles and numbers are give in the SUSSP71 Programme booklet. Odd numbered posters should be presented on the 25th July, even numbers presented on the 27th July. All posters should be put up before the first session (25th July) and should be taken down after the second session (27th July).

Library Access

The library can arrange visitor access, which requires filling in this form first. Details of access can be found here. The library is situated just North of campus accommodation, in the Curran Building (map).