Advances in the quantum optical manipulation of atoms, molecules and solid-state devices have enabled the realization of experimental platforms whose exquisite control permits systematic investigations of complex many-body phenomena and their potential applications. Current progress continues to generate new challenges for experiments as well as for the theoretical description and conceptualization of such synthetic many-body systems. This workshop intends to reflect the diversity of current, intertwined frontier topics:

  • Quantum gases
  • Artificial atoms and hybrid settings
  • Synthetic quantum magnets
  • Synthetic gauge fields
  • Controllable long-range interactions
  • Disorder and transport phenomena

By bringing together experts in these fields, we hope to stimulate a lively exchange of ideas. At the same time, the workshop is intended to provide an ideal environment for young scientists and students from South Africa, Africa and around the world to learn about the latest developments in this active field of research.



Organizing Committee

  • Fabio Cinti
  • National Institute for Theoretical Physics (NITheP), Stellenbosch, South Africa


  • Thomas Pohl
  • Max Planck Institute for the Physics of the Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany


  • Oliver Morsch
  • INO-CNR and Dipartimento di Fisica, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy