JILA-PFC Workshops

A listing of upcoming and previously-held workshops supported by the JILA-PFC.

Jin Fest: A Celebration of Deborah Jin's Scientific Career

September 7 - 9, 2018

Please mark your calendars for the workshop, "Jin Fest: A Celebration of Deborah Jin's Scientific Career", September 7 - 9, 2018 on the University of Colorado Boulder campus, Boulder, Colorado.

For more details visit the workshop website: https://jila.colorado.edu/jin-fest/

Annual JILA Posterfest

October 19, 2017

The 5th annual JILA posterfest was a smashing success, thanks to the outstanding posters, as well as the snacks. The event, held on October 19, 2017, had 45 posters sharing the latest JILA research, from the very small (such as T. Thiele's,  "Toward Atomic Arrays Close to Nanoscopic Devices") to the very large (such as A. Zderic's "A Dynamical Instability in the Outer Solar System"). JILA's posterfest was full of discussion. Many students, postdocs, and fellows used the opportunity to catch up on their neighbor's research. Events like these foster the collaborative and supportive research atmosphere that makes JILA a leading research institute.  For more photos from the event, see the JILA Facebook page.

A huge thank you to our JILA Post Award Team (JPAT) hosts who made this a great event, and to all the JILAns who particpated!

Trends in Ultrafast Laser Science

August 16 - 18, 2017

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers from different disciplines with interests in developing and applying ultrafast laser pulses. Such pulses have impacted our abilities to explore electronic, atomic and molecular processes at the fundamental time and length scales. Since the turn of the century we have observed rapid technological and scientific developments involving laser fields with ultrashort pulse duration over a broad spectral range, spanning from the UV to the mid-infrared and beyond. Applications range from imaging the dynamics of electronic processes in atoms and molecules via control of chemical reactions to ultrafast resolution of processes in materials and solids.
The workshop will cover trends in ultrafast laser science from sources to applications and will include the following, but is not limited to, research topics:

  • Attosecond pulse generation and applications
  • Time-resolved electron and photon spectroscopy
  • Ultrafast imaging
  • Laser sources in mid-infrared and applications
  • Novel theoretical methods

In addition to research talks by invited speakers, participation and poster presentations by graduate students and postdocs are very welcome.

For more details visit the workshop website: https://jila.colorado.edu/trendsultrafast2017/

Defining New Directions in Cold Chemical Physics

July 8 - 10, 2015

This workshop aims to bring together researchers from AMO physics and physical chemistry with an interest in chemical physics at low temperatures. For the purpose of this workshop, “cold” can mean anything from ultracold (mK) to low cryogenic (≤ 10 K) temperatures.  In the last decade, there have been many interesting technological and scientific developments independently in AMO physics and in physical chemistry. In the face of these new developments, now is a perfect time to forge stronger connections between the communities. It will benefit both communities to exchange ideas, technologies, and views on the important questions that can be answered with new experimental and theoretical tools. The goal of the workshop is therefore nothing less than what the title implies – to define new directions in chemical physics at low temperatures for the next decade (and possibly beyond).

In order to fulfill this goal, formal and informal discussion is crucial. In addition to research talks by invited speakers, there will be three overview presentations on selected areas in cold chemical physics followed by panel discussions. The format of these discussions will be similar to that at Faraday or Kavli meetings. The three panel discussions will be focused on three coupled key questions.

How cold is cold enough? We want to explore how grand challenge questions dictate temperature regimes. What can we learn from controlling a system? We often want to move from learning about a system to controlling it. We want to explore how the additional of control can answer new research questions. What are the opportunities of system complexity for cold chemical physics? As we push to larger and more complex molecular systems, can lower temperatures continue to provide greater insight into increasingly rich molecular behavior.

For more details visit the workshop website: https://jila.colorado.edu/coldchemphys2015/