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Jan Arlt

is an Associate Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Aarhus University in Denmark. He has conducted numerous experiments with ultracold and quantum degenerate mixtures of K and Rb. This includes initial investigations of Feshbach resonances to determine the molecular potential and more recently the investigation of Efimov resonances in this system. Further interests within the scope of the program include impurity phyics such as the Bose polaron and the investigation of fluctuations in quantum gases. Further details are available at

Simon Baier

is a Phd Student in experimental physics at the University of Innsbruck in the group of Prof. Francesca Ferlaino. His is doing research with ultracold erbium atoms focusing on the dipole-dipole-interaction between the bosonic or fermionic atoms.

Joseph Carlson

is a scientist and group leader in the Nuclear, Particle, Astrophysics and Cosmology Group in the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos. He works on few- and many-body strongly correlated quantum systems including nuclear structure and reactions, neutrino physics, cold atom physics and dense hadronic matter.

Yvan Castin

is a CNRS Directeur de recherche working on the theory of quantum gases at the Ecole normale supérieure in Paris, France, in close contact with the experimental group of Christophe Salomon. His recent research interests include the unitary gases and few-body systems, in particular the virial expansion and the Efimov effect; temporal coherence properties of pair-condensed Fermi gases and condensate phase diffusion; critical velocity in superfluid Fermi gases.

Robin Côté

is Professor of Physics at the University of Connecticut (Storrs), working on various aspects of ultracold systems, in particular, scattering of atoms and molecules, photo-assisted formation of ultracold molecules, effect of external fields on long-range interactions, atom-ion and molecular ion collisions, Rydberg atoms and molecules, and the role of near threshold resonances in ultracold samples.

Xiaoling Cui

is Associate Professor at the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. She is interested in the properties of strongly interacting quantum gases, including the effective scattering theory, the Efimov physics and novel few-body bound states, the crossover from few to many, and the physics associated with optical lattices and synthetic gauge fields.
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Johannes Hecker Denschlag

is a Professor for experimental physics at the Institute for Quantum Matter at the University in Ulm, Germany. His group carries out experiments with ultracold atoms, molecules and cold trapped ions.

Olivier Dulieu

is "directeur de recherches" (Research director) at the "Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique" (CNRS). He is leading the team "THEOMOL" at Laboratoire Aimé Cotton, Université Paris-Sud Orsay, France ( His research interests are related to the structure and dynamics of cold and ultracold molecules (including molecular ions), low-energy electron-molecule collisions, and formation of negative molecular ions in the interstellar medium.

Reinhard Dörner

is Professor of Physics at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main Germany. He is an experimentalist working on the interaction of single photons, charged particles and strong laser pulses with atoms, molecules and clusters in the gas phase. He uses the COLTRIMS Reaction Microscopes to measure multiparticle correlations of fragment ions and electrons. One recent application of this technique was the imaging of halo states of He2, He3 and the He3 Efimov state. Groupwebpage: (Group Webpage)

Peter Drummond
is Science Director of the Center for Quantum and Optical Science at Swinburne University of Technology, researching ultra cold atomic physics and quantum information. He has an interest in quantum dynamics, nonequilibrium phase-transitions, and a new generation of application-specific quantum computers.

Shimpei Endo

is a Research Fellow at Monash University. He received his PhD in 2014 at University of Tokyo. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, École Normale Supérieure, and then started working at Monash University from May 2016. His research interests are directed toward understanding universal few-body and many-body physics in a strongly interacting quantum systems, in particular ultra-cold quantum gases.

Fabien Gatti

is "directeur de recherches" (Research director) at the "Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique" (CNRS). He is working at Institut des Sciences Moléculaires d'Orsay (ISMO). He is working on the Multi-Configuration Time-Dependent Hartree (MCTDH) method more precisely the Heidelberg MCTDH code. His research interests are directed toward description of quantum effects in chemical processes (see also his webpage).

Chris Greene

is Professor of Physics at Purdue University, working on few-body collisions and bound state phenomena, Rydberg atoms and molecules, the fractional quantum Hall effect, and ultrafast physics of atomic and molecular systems exposed to radiation

Gerrit C. Groenenboom

is Professor of Theoretical Chemistry at the Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands), working on ab initio potential energy surfaces for atom-atom, atom-molecule, and molecule-molecule interactions, and quantum dynamics of these systems.

Krzysztof Jachymski

is a postdoctoral researcher at University of Stuttgart. His current research focuses on few-body physics of Rydberg polaritons, strongly dipolar quantum gases composed of magnetic atoms, and low energy reactive atomic and molecular collisions such as Penning ionization.

Paul S. Julienne

is an Emeritus Fellow of the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) of NIST and the University of Maryland. His research focuses on the theory of cold and ultracold atomic and molecular phenomena, with emphasis on resonant tuning of two- and three-body collisions with magnetic or electromagnetic fields, the effects of quantum confinement in reduced dimension, and on simplified "quantum defect" theories associated with long-range potentials.

Servaas Kokkelmans

is an associate professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology, working on strongly interacting quantum gases with finite range interactions. He focusses on the resonantly interacting two and three body problem, which he wants to model with high accuracy using only a few parameters, which are related to the positions of the highest bound states in, and the range of, the interaction potentials.

Svetlana Kotochigova
is Professor of Physics at Temple University. Her research is at the interface of Atomic, Molecular, Optical Physics, and Quantum Chemistry. She studies the electronic structure and the scattering dynamics of complex atoms, and small neutral and ionic molecules in the ultracold regime. Her theoretical approach is based on first-principle electronic-structure calculations combined with a closed-coupling method for the ro-vibrational motion of molecules.

Jesper Levinsen

is a research fellow at Monash University in Melbourne. His research focusses on strongly interacting ultracold atomic gases, in particular on aspects of superfluidity, impurities in degenerate quantum gases, few-body physics, and low-dimensional systems.

Xia-Ji Liu

is an Associate Professor at Swinburne University of Technology, working on strongly correlated ultra-cold fermions. I am interested in beyond-Gaussian pair fluctuation theory for strongly interacting Fermi gases, many-body localization and spin-orbit coupled Fermi gases. My researcher ID is

Pietro Massignan

is a Ramón y Cajal Research Fellow at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Barcelona. His research focuses on the microscopic theory of dilute quantum gases, with particular emphasis on few-body properties, scattering in mixed dimensions, many-body properties of quantum mixtures, open quantum systems, and synthetic gauge fields.

Nirav Mehta

an Assistant Professor at Trinity University (an undergraduate institution) in San Antonio, Texas. He is interested in strongly interacting ultracold gases, three-body recombination and other inelastic processes, cold atoms and molecules in optical lattices, and the universal few-body physics of systems in reduced dimensions and in confining geometries.

Robert Moszynski

is a professor of theoretical chemistry at the University of Warsaw, Poland, head of the Quantum Chemistry Laboratory ( His research
interests include theoretical developements of new tools for state-of-the-art ab initio calculations on few- and many-electron atoms and molecules including relativistic and QED effects, and applications of these tools to interpret precision measurements on ultracold molecules, ions, and ultracold fermionic gases.

Meera Parish

is an Associate Professor at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. She has a background in condensed matter theory and her current research focusses on the universal behavior of interacting quantum gases, such as universal few-body bound states, broken symmetry states of dipolar gases, and the nature of impurities in a medium.

Dmitry Petrov

is a researcher at the laboratory LPTMS in France, currently interested in Monte Carlo approaches for solving the Skorniakov-Ter-Martirosian equations for N particles, by beyond-mean-field effects in various dimensions, geometries, and interactions

Daniel Phillips

is Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. His theoretical research is primarily on few-body problems in nuclear physics. At present he focuses particularly on "halo" nuclei, in which a few neutrons or protons orbit a nuclear "core" at distances that are large compared to the core size. There are several examples of such systems and few-body universality provides a unifying paradigm for them. It also connects these halo nuclei to the much-better studied two-, three-, and four-nucleon systems, where universal relations are of significant phenomenological import.

Alejandro Saenz

is a Professor at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany) working on different problems in AMO physics, ranging from atoms and molecules in ultrashort intense laser field over the dynamics of ultracold atoms and molecules in optical lattices (or few-well potentials) and their use for quantum information to atomic and molecular questions in the context of experiments on fundamental questions of physics (matter-antimatter interaction or neutrino-mass experiments). Recently, the work on ultracold atoms focused especially on the influence of an external confinement potential.

Peter Schmelcher

is a professor of theoretical physics at the center for optical quantum technologies of the university of Hamburg, Germany. He is an AMO physicist and his research focus is on ultracold systems, specifically the correlated quantum dynamics of few- to many-body ultracold bosonic and fermionic systems, Ryberg structure and dynamics, nonlinear excitations in Bose-Einstein condensates and confinement-induced processes. See for further details.

Shina Tan

is an Associate Professor at the School of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology. He is interested in the effective parameters describing low energy collisions of two or three particles, the universal relations for quantum gases with short-range interactions, the short-range correlations of quantum gases in 3, 2, or 1 spatial dimension, as well as some novel phenomena involving cold atoms/molecules in exotic geometries, in mixed spatial dimensions, or with strong dipolar interactions. He is also interested in many-body analytical results for quantum gases such as atomic Bose-Einstein condensates.

Chris Ticknor

is a staff scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. His research covers a wide variety of topics. On going research in the ultracold regime includes scattering of polar molecules and vortex dynamics in BECs.

Eite Tiesinga

is a research physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD. He is interested in the collisions of ultra-cold atoms focussing on collisional Fano-Feshbach resonances. He has published on the use of these resonances in Bose-Einstein condensates and in few-body physics. For example, he proposed to use the resonances to slow the propagation of "fast" atoms through a condensate and also to use the resonances to create atomic gasses that only interact through three-body interactions.

Michał Tomza

is a research assistant professor at the Centre of New Technologies at the University of Warsaw, Poland. He works at the intersection of quantum chemistry and theoretical AMO physics. He is interested in interactions, collisions, dynamics, formation, and chemical reactions of ultracold atoms, molecules and ions.

Nikolaj Thomas Zinner

is an Associate Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Aarhus University in Denmark. His background is in nuclear structure and nuclear reactions for use in explosive stellar nucleosynthesis, i.e. where do the (heavy) elements come from kind of questions. After defending his thesis he moved into condensed-matter physics and particularly the physics of cold atomic gases. This evolved into the study of how few-body methods are useful for cold atomic gases and more recently how few-body physics is important for many-body phenomena. More recently, he has been interested in strongly interacting systems in one dimension and dynamics of such systems for use in quantum information.

Manuel Valiente
is a research associate at the Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK. His main interests are in the microscopic, few-body approach to many-body physics, especially in reduced dimensions.