Blackbody Radiation Induced Effects and Phenomena

Planck's description of blackbody radiation and Einstein's quantum theory of light are arguably the historic foundation of quantum optics. Later, the development of the laser allowed for the coherent control of atoms, which is the basis of today's success of the field. The "optics" part of quantum optics therefore evolved from incoherent, broadband thermal radiation to ultra-stable and narrow-bandwidth lasers. However, the ever growing precision of quantum optics experiments is sparking new interest in describing and understanding how matter interacts with blackbody radiation.

This workshop will bring together experimentalists and theoreticians whose research is concerned with, or affected by the interaction of matter with thermal or other broadband radiation. For some, this radiation is a source of noise in their experiments (e.g. for atomic clocks or atom interferometers). Other results demonstrate that broadband radiation induces novel forces and effective interactions of matter. At the workshop we will discuss these and related topics to explore new opportunities and challenges in physics, astrophysics and cosmology.

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Name Affiliation
Philipp Haslinger Technical University of Vienna
Francesco Intravaia Humboldt University
Arkadiusz Kosior University of Innsbruck
Dennis Rätzel Center for Applied Space Technology and Microgravitation, University of Bremen


Name Affiliation
Markus Arndt University of Vienna
Bettina Beverungen Humboldt University
Ruth Durrer Universite de Geneve
Omar Jesús Franca Santiago Universität Kassel
Naceur Gaaloul Leibniz University
Carsten Henkel University of Potsdam
Marcus Huber Technische Universitaet Wien
Robin Kaiser Université Côte d'Azur
Marta Maria Marchese Universität Siegen
Tanja Mehlstäubler Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt
Mathieu Remazeilles Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Helmut Ritsch University of Innsbruck
Kanu Sinha Arizona State University, Tempe Campus
Victoria Xu Massachusetts Institute of Technology
At a glance
Feb. 13, 2023 — Feb. 17, 2023
ESI Boltzmann Lecture Hall
Philipp Haslinger (TU Vienna)
Francesco Intravaia (HU Berlin)
Arkadiusz Kosior (U Innsbruck)
Dennis Rätzel (ZARM)