Programme

Thursday 23 October 2014

Each event is scheduled for 30 minutes unless stated.

9.00-10.30 AM: Introduction to Negative Temperatures States (NTS): Statistical mechanics of NTS; the discrete nonlinear Schrödinger equation (DNLS)

  • M. Johansson (Dynamical properties of the DNLS)
  • B. Rumpf (Statistical mechanics of the DNLS: Lessons for turbulent nonequlibrium dynamics)
  • Round Table Discussion: (Moderator: A. Politi)

10:30 – 11:00 AM: Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30 PM: Feasible experimental observation of negative temperature states

  • A. Mosk (Collisional thermalization at negative temperatures)
  • U. Schneider (Negative absolute temperature for motional degrees of freedom)
  • Round Table Discussion: (Moderator: B. Rumpf)

12:30 – 2:00 PM: Lunch

2:00 – 3:30 PM: Non-equilibrium processes of NTS: coupling to heat baths, coupling to engineered environments and coupled transport phenomena

  • R. Livi (The role of thermal fluctuations and dissipation in producing NTS)
  • A. Politi (Coupled transport and NTS)
  • Three groups discussions and preparation for Open Issues session

3:30 – 4:00 PM: Coffee Break

4:00 – 5:00 PM: Open issues of equilibrium and non-equilibrium NTS

Question and Answer Session: (Facilitator: R. Livi)

5:00 – 6:00 PM: Short presentations of relevant research work done by participants

15 minutes presentations from workshop participants

  • Anna Posazhennikova (Royal Holloway London) Bose Josephson junction out of equilibrium
  • Stefano Iubini (CNRS Orleans, France) Stationary nonequilibrium processes at negative temperature
  • Juraj Szavits-Nossan (Edinburgh) Constraint-driven condensation

 

Friday 24 October 2014

9.00-10.30 AM: Non-equilibrium processes: coarsening and zero-range processes

  • M. Evans (Dynamics of condensation in stochastic particle systems)
  • P. Politi (Coarsening (and anti-coarsening) dynamics)
  • Round Table Discussion: (Moderator: A. Mosk)

10:30 – 11:00 AM: Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30 PM: Non-equilibrium processes in degenerate gases, optical systems and quantum technologies

  • A. Daley (Metastable many-body phases and dynamics of cold atoms in optical lattices)
  • A. Picozzi (Optical wave thermalization)
  • Round Table Discussion: (Moderator: U. Schneider)

12:30 – 2:00 PM: Lunch

2:00 – 3:30 PM: Non-equilibrium processes in nonlinear optics: waveguides, optical cavities and photonic technologies

  • A. Pasquazi (Coupled photonics waveguides and cavities)
  • G.-L. Oppo (Arrays of waveguides with losses and cavity BEC)
  • Three groups discussions and preparation for Future Research session

3:30 – 4:00 PM: Coffee Break

4:00 – 5:00 PM: Future research and exploitation of non-equilibrium NTS

Question, Answer and Opinion Session: (Facilitator: G.-L. Oppo)