International Workshop on Ultracold Molecules

7 – 11 November 2011

Venue - STIAS

Stellenbosch, South Africa — An International Workshop on Ultracold Molecules will take place from 7 – 11 November 2011 at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS). This workshop will cover many areas of contemporary interest in this rapidly growing field, including applications to chemistry, many???body physics, and precision spectroscopy,

There is a special emphasis on the prominent role of dipolar physics in ultracold atomic and molecular samples.

Format: A 5 day workshop.

Since many different subjects will be discussed, the speakers will try to explain in broad, understandable terms what the main challenge is that they are confronting and what are the general tools they are using.

Talks are 45 min duration, followed by 15 min discussion.

Invited Speakers:

View the long list on the “Ultracold Atoms & Quantum Gases” webpage of the University of Innsbruck and Austrian Academy of Sciences webpage on this topic at:, (where this newsworthy item was discovered).


Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), Stellenbosch, South Africa (near Cape Town), a beautiful new research & visitor center in the scenic university town of Stellenbosch.

A brochure about the venue can be downloaded here:

Registration Information:

Due to space limitations, the number of participants will be strictly limited. To register for this workshop, please complete the on-line registration form on this page. For any additional questions that you may have, please do not hesitate to contact Alexander Avdeenkov at The closing date for registration is 30 September.

Registration Fee

Note that there will be a Registration Fee applicable, which will be payable upfront. This amount will be R2000. These monies will then have to be paid upfront into a South African banking account, of which the details will be communicated here shortly.

This registration fee is not applicable to invited speakers.

The registration fee must be paid in advance to Stellenbosch University, NITheP.

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