Posted on 01/11/2011
On 21 and 22 October 2011, Royal Holloway hosted an Advanced Working Group on Nonequilibrium Phenomena in low-dimensional Cold Gases (AWGNPCG). This event was intended to stimulate discussions between theorists and experimentalists on nonequilibrium (quantum) dynamics in low-dimensional cold atomic gases. Topics included:
1. Quantum quenches in low-D systems and thermalization;
2. Impurities and other local perturbations;
3. Fermion-boson mixtures and spinor condensates.
Following the usual AWG format, the meeting was structured around a small number of invited overview talks, intended to discuss the state of the art in the field and to highlight interesting issues and open questions. These overview talks were complemented by a limited number of short presentations, where participants had the opportunity to present their own latest results, ongoing work, or comment on results by other theoretical or experimental groups. An integral part of the workshop has been the extended organised discussion sessions, where topics of current interest were debated and future lines of research identified.