Roster of Participants
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Utkarsh Agrawal uagrawal@umass.edu 
I am a theorist. I’m working on nonequilibrium dynamics, transport and quantum criticality in lowdimensional quantum systems. Institution: University of Massachusetts, Amherst Advisor: Romain Vasseur 

Shah Saad Alam sa59@rice.edu 
I am a theorist intersted in 1D Spinor Quantum Gases, with an emphasis on Strong Interaction limits, Universal Relations and Integrable Systems Institution: Rice University Advisor: Han Pu 

Jackson Ang'ong'a angonga2@illinois.edu 
I am an experimentalist interested in studying strong interactions in synthetic Rydberg lattices with atoms in tweezer arrays. Institution: University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign Advisor: Bryce Gadway 

Ron Belyansky ron.belyansky@gmail.com 
I am a theorist interested in manybody dynamics in AMO systems, quantum optics, open quantum systems. Institution: University of Maryland Advisor: Alexey Gorshkov 

Abel Beregi abel.beregi@physics.ox.ac.uk 
I am an experimentalist interested in outofequilibrium physics of twodimensional Bosegases. Institution: University of Oxford Advisor: Christopher Foot 

Eliot Bohr eliot.bohr@nbi.ku.dk 
I am an experimentalist interested in ultra stable clock laser system for studies of superradiant clock on a kHz wide transition Institution: University of Copenhagen Niels Bohr Institute Advisor: Jan W. Thomsen 

Marlon Brenes brenesnm@tcd.ie 
I am a theorist interested in quantum thermodynamics, nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, quantum manybody physics. Institution: Trinity College Dublin Advisor: John Goold 

Charles Brown charles.d.brown@berkeley.edu 
I am an experimentalist. My research interests lie in the manybody quantum physics of ultracold gases trapped in a frustrated optical lattice. Institution: University of California, Berkeley Advisor: Dan StamperKurn 

Kieran Bull pykb@leeds.ac.uk 
I am a theorist. I’m interested how and if manybodied interacting systems thermalize – this includes topics such as manybody quantum scars, manybody localization and quantuminformation techniques such as tensor networks. Institution: University of Leeds Advisor: Zlatko Papic 

YuAn Chen ychen2@caltech.edu 
I am a theorist. My research focused on bosonization and construction of SPT phases and I am exploring quantum information. Institution: California Institute of Technology Advisor: Anton Kapustin 

Eli Chertkov eli.chertkov@gmail.com 
I am a theorist. I work on developing computational tools to study quantum systems in new ways, such as inverse methods for designing Hamiltonians with particular eigenstates and symmetries or new methods for finding local integrals of motion in manybody localized systems. Institution: University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign Advisor: Bryan Clark 

Elvia Colella elvia.colella@uibk.ac.at 
I am a theorist interested in cavity setups photons can indirectly induce correlations and longrange two body interactions, favouring the emergence of selforganized structures. Many intriguing manybody collective phenomena such spontaneous crystallization, supersolidity and superfluidity can be realized in such setups. My research focuses on the study of the manybody phases emerging from the nonlinear coupling between quantum Fermi gases and photons in different cavity geometries. Institution: Innsbruck University Advisor: Helmut Ritsch Home Page 

Isabel Creed
isabel.creed@seh.ox.ac.uk 
I am a theorist interested in examining manybody localisation in Fock space. Institution: Oxford University Advisor: David Logan 

Ceren Dag cbdag@umich.edu 
I am a theorist. I study quantum manybody systems outofequilibrium with a focus on cold atom gases, e.g. quantum thermalization, quantum chaos, information scrambling, and dynamical phase transitions with symmetry broken and/or topologically ordered phases. Institution: University of Michigan Advisor: Luming Duan & Kai Sun 

Anna DawidLekowska Anna.Dawid@fuw.edu.pl 
I am a theorist interested. My research interests include quantum simulations (especially with ultracold molecules) and interpretable machine learning. Institution: University of Warsaw Advisor: Prof. Maciej Lewenstein (ICFO, Spain) and Dr. Michał Tomza (University of Warsaw, Poland) 

Arinjoy De arinjoy0010@gmail.com 
I am an experimentalist. Trappedion quantum simulation and quantum computing.
Institution: University of Maryland, College Park Advisor: Christopher Monroe 

Giulia De Rosi giulia.derosi88@gmail.com 
I am a theorist interested in quantum liquids and polarons in lowdimensional BoseBose mixtures, analytical and Monte Carlo methods Institution: UPC – Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Advisor: Jordi Boronat 

Tharindu W. Fernando tharindu@uw.edu 
I am using theoretical techniques to explore topological and geometric effects in material excited states and nonHermitian systems. Institution: University of Washington Advisor: Ting Cao Web Page 

Fabian Finger ffinger@phys.ethz.ch 
I am an experimentalist. My areas of physics interest are comprised of quantum manybody physics, cavity QED and nonequilibrium dynamics. Institution: Institute for Quantum Electronics, ETH Zurich Advisor: Tilman Esslinger 

Matthew Frye
matthew.frye@dur.ac.uk 
I am a theorist. My background is in sophisticated calculations of cold and ultracold 2body physics, both scattering and bound states, which I am now interested in extending and applying to manybody physics, including quantum information and quantum simulation. Institution: Durham University Advisor: Jeremy M. Hutson 

Sayed Ali Akbar Ghorashi sghorashi@wm.edu 
I am a theorist. I am broadly interested in the role of topology, disorder and interaction in physical systems. Institution: William & Mary Advisor: Enrico Rossi 

Tomohiro Hashizume tomohiro.hashizume@strath.ac.uk 
I am a theorist and computational physicist, who is interested in spin chains on exotic geometry and Tensor Product State Algorithms. Institution: University of Strathclyde Advisor: Andrew Daley 

Kasra Hejazi kasra@physics.ucsb.edu 
I am a theorist, interested in many body physics, quantum information and quantum computing. Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara Advisor: Leon Balents 

Michael Highman highman2@illinois.edu 
I am an experimentalist interested in ultracold molecules, quantum computation, and quantum information. Institution: University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign Advisor: Bryce Gadway, Brian DeMarco 

Raphael Holzinger raphael.holzinger@uibk.ac.at 
I am a theorist interested in theoretical quantum optics. Institution: Institute for Theoretical Physics, Innsbruck, Austria Advisor: Helmut Ritsch 

Ana Hudomal a.hudomal@leeds.ac.uk 
I am a theorist. My research interests include artificial gauge fields in optical lattices, higherorder topological insulators, and quantum manybody scars. Institution: University of Leeds 

Eduardo Ibarra Garcia Padilla eibarragp@rice.edu 
I am a theorist interested in SU(N) Fermi Hubbard Model, Numerical Methods, and Synthetic Dimensions with Molecules and Rydbergs. Institution: Rice University Advisor: Kaden Hazzard 

Romaric Journet romaric.journet@institutoptique.fr 
I am an experimentalist. We will investigate the far from equilibrium dynamic of a quantum gas of strontium in a 2D lattice. Institution: Laboratoire Charles Fabry Advisor: Marc Cheneau 

Anant Kale akale@caltech.edu 
I am an experimentalist. I’m interested in quantum simulation using AMO systems to study emergent behavior and push the boundaries of our theoretical understanding. For my PhD, I’m focusing on the FermiHubbard model.
PhD advisor and institution: Markus Greiner, Harvard
Institution: California Institute of Technology Advisor: Manuel Endres 

Thomas Kiely tgk37@cornell.edu 
I am a theorist. My interests include transport, exotic phases of matter, and outofequilibrium dynamics in cold atom systems. Institution: Cornell University Advisor: Erich Mueller 

Francisco Machado fmachado@berkeley.edu 
I am a theorist. I’m interested in the dynamics of quantum systems with particular focus on emergent hydrodynamics, novel phases of matter and thermalization properties. Institution: University of California, Berkeley Advisor: Norman Yao 

Carla Mariela carla.mariela729@gmail.com 
I am a theorist interested in open quantum systems, and quantum optimization algorithms involving noisetolerant quantum annealers, hybrid quantumclassical machine learning models, and quantum gate based approaches such as the variational quantum eigensolver.
Institution: Colorado School of Mines Advisor: Eliot Kapit 

Manuel MunozArias mhmunoz@unm.edu 
I am a theorist interested in the applications quantum measurement and feedback control. I focus on their potential as a platform for quantum simulation of complex dynamics of quantum systems, and the possibilities of implementing these simulations on atomicbased architectures. Institution: University of New Mexico Advisor: Ivan Deutsch 

Hong Nhung Nguyen nhunghng@umd.edu 
I am an experimentalist. I am interested in analog and digital quantum simulation with trapped ions. Institution: University of Maryland, College Park Advisor: Norbert Linke 

Eulàlia Nicolau eulalia.nicolau@uab.cat 
I am a theorist interested in the study of ultracold atoms in optical lattices as quantum simulators of condensed matter systems exhibiting topological properties and the design of atomtronic devices and quantum sensing applications with ultracold atoms. Institution: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Advisor: Verònica Ahufinger and Jordi Mompart 

Philip Osterholz philip.osterholz@mpq.mpg.de 
I am an experimentalist. I am interested in cold atoms trapped in optical tweezers and interactions mediated using Rydberg dressing to study quantum magnets. Institution: University of Tübingen Advisor: Christian Groß 

Daniel Paz dap12d@gmail.com 
I am a theorist. I am interested in all things quantum mechanics, with a focus on nonequilibrium manybody quantum physics, particularly its intersection with both integrability and quantum information. Institution: Michigan State University Advisor: Mohammad Maghrebi 

Valerio Peri periv@phys.ethz.ch 
I am a theorist. I am interested in the experimental realization of topological matter both in real materials and simulating platforms.
Institution: ETH Zurich Advisor: Sebastian D. Huber 

Lukas Rammelmüller lukas.rammelmueller@physik.unimuenchen.de 
I am a theorist with a broad interest in the fields of ultracold atoms, stronglycorrelated systems, condensedmatter physics and lattice gauge theories. I primarily study these systems with numerical methods, mainly quantum Monte Carlo approaches. Institution: LMU Munich Advisor: Lode Pollet 

Boaz Raz boaztec@gmail.com 
I am an experimentalist. My lab is performing an experiment in an ultracold quantum degenerate mixture of bosons and fermions in search of mediated interactions. Institution: Weizmann Institute of Science Advisor: Nir Davidson and Roee Ozeri 

Alexander Schuckert alexander.schuckert@tum.de 
I am a theorist interested in finding new protocols to probing thermalization dynamics in cold atom and solid state quantum simulators. I also seek to describe those experiments with nonequilibrium quantum field theory techniques. Institution: Technical University of Munich Advisor: Michael Knap 

Vaibhav Sharma vs492@cornell.edu 
I am a theorist. My interests include studying nonequilibrium dynamics and novel phases of matter in cold atom systems. Institution: Cornell University Advisor: Erich Mueller 

Grace Sommers gsommers@princeton.edu 
I am a theorist interested in the critical phenomena of manybody systems, both quantum, including measurementinduced entanglement transitions in quantum circuits, and classical, including entropically driven phase transitions and glassy dynamics. Institution: Princeton University Advisor: David Huse 

Varsha Subramanyan varshas2@illinois.edu 
I am a theorist interested in quantum Hall Systems, Topological phases, BulkEdge correspondence Institution: University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign Advisor: Smitha Vishveshwara 

Canon Sun csun25@jhu.edu 
I am a theorist interested in topological superconductivity and Weyl semimetals. Institution: Johns Hopkins University Advisor: Yi Li 

Federica Maria Surace federicamsurace@gmail.com 
I am a theorist. I am interested in nonequilibrium manybody physics, and in the quantum simulation of constrained models and lattice gauge theories. Institution: SISSA Advisor: Marcello Dalmonte 

Joseph Szabo szabo.48@osu.edu 
I am a theorist interested in understanding how exotic phenomena in correlated materials can be extracted through novel nonequilibrium probes and applied to quantum sensing and information technologies. Institution: Ohio State University Advisor: Nandini Trivedi 

Jugal Talukdar jugal.talukdar@ou.edu 
I am an AMO Theorist. I study photonic systems and quantum magnets in fewbody and manybody regimes. Institution: University of Oklahoma, Norman Advisor: Doerte Blume Web Page 

Junheng Tao jhtao18@terpmail.umd.edu 
I am an experimentalist, currently setting up a BEC machine suitable for quantum simulation in 2D. My interest now lies in outofequilibrium quantum phenomena in those from hydrodynamics to analog cosmology. Institution: University of Maryland, College Park Advisor: Ian Spielman 

TszChun Tsui tctsui@terpmail.umd.edu 
I am an experimentalist working on setting up an apparatus for studying twospecies Rydberg atoms in optical tweezers. Institution: University of Maryland, College Park Advisor: Steven Rolston and Trey Porto 

Xhek Turkeshi
xturkesh@sissa.it 
I am a theorist intersted in entanglement in topological and strongly interacting systems; entanglement dynamics in hybrid unitarymeasurement evolution; disordered phases of matter. Institution: SISSA Advisor: Marcello Dalmonte 

Agnes Valenti avalenti@phys.ethz.ch 
I am a theorist. My research interest lies in the intersection between condensed matter and machine learning, in particular in relation to ground state problems as well as tuning and validation of experiments. Institution: ETH Zurich Advisor: Sebastian Huber 

Alex Vargas alexjvargas1996@gmail.com 
I am a theoreist. I aspire to learn more about the behavior of subatomic particles at ultralow temperatures to explain the phenomena of superconductivity, phase transitions and magnetization. Institution: Jan Jose State University Advisor: Ehsan Khatami 

Botao Wang botao@pks.mpg.de 
I am a theorist. I am interested in investigating quantum dynamics from temporarily changing artificial gauge fields, which can be employed to realize quantized charge pumping in Chern insulators, and may open up new possibilities for optimizing adiabatic state preparation. Institution: Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems Advisor: André Eckardt and Roland Ketzmerick 

Hanteng Wang wang6243@umn.edu 
I am a theorist interested in Theoretical condensed matter physics, including disordered systems and strong correlated manybody systems Institution: University of Minnesota Advisor: Alex Kamenev 

Haotian Wei weihaotian776@gmail.com 
I am a theorist interested in strongly correlated systems of both quantum materials and cold atoms, including frustrated magnets and topological phases of matter. Institution: Fudan University Advisor: Kaden Hazzard 

Storm Weiner
stormweiner@berkeley.edu 
I am an experimentalist. I’m interested in designing and building atom interferometers as tools for domains beyond atomic physics. Institution: University of California, Berkeley Advisor: Holger Mueller 

Dariusz Wiater dariusz.wiater@fuw.edu.pl 
I am a theorist. I am interested in ultracold systems consisting of interacting atoms, ions and molecules. Institution: University of Warsaw Advisor: Michał Tomza 

Garrett Williams grw5@illinois.edu 
I am an experimentalist. I am interested in investigating novel states of quantum matter through coldatom trapping techniques and optical lattice phenomena. Institution: University of Illinois, UrbanaChampaign Advisor: Bryce Gadway 

Tianrui Xu tianrui_xu@berkeley.edu 
I am a theorist. I am interested in nonequilibrium quantum dynamics of correlated fermions in both AMO and solid state systems. Institution: University of California, Berkeley Advisor: Joel E. Moore 

Youjiang Xu youjiang.xu@rice.edu 
I am a theorist. I aim for deeper insight into quantum phase translations in AMO physics. Institution: Rice University Advisor: Han Pu 

Hong Yang yanghongphy@gmail.com 
I am a theorist interested in Topological and dynamical phenomena in lattice spinor atoms Institution: The University of Tokyo Advisor: Hosho Katsura 

Man Hon Yau myau6@gatech.edu 
. I am a theorist who is interested in cold atom physics. Institution: Georgia Tech Advisor: Carlos Sa de Melo 

Jeremy Young jeremy.young@jila.colorado.edu 
I am an theorist. My research interests are centered on nonequilibrium behavior in open quantum systems as well as longrange interactions. Institution: JILA, University of Colorado, and NIST Advisor: Ana Maria Rey 

Yaakov Yudkin yaakov.yudkin@gmail.com 
I am an experimentalist. My research interests includes universality and beyond universality in loosely bound few body states and their implications on fundamental few and manybody physics. Institution: BarIlan University Advisor: Lev Khaykovich 

Yicheng Zhang yjz5120@psu.edu 
I am a theorist. I am interested in the nonequilibrium dynamics of quantum manybody systems. Institution: Penn State University Advisor: Marcos Rigol 

Yingyue Zhu yzhu18@umd.edu 
I am an experimentalist. My current research interests include digital quantum simulation, studying and developing physical platforms for quantum computing. For my PhD. I am focusing on trapped ion quantum computing experiments. Institution: University of Maryland, College Park Advisor: Norber M. Linke 
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Kaden Hazzard kaden.hazzard@gmail.com 
Understanding interacting quantum matter, especially in ultracold systems. New analytic and computational tools. I am a theorist. Institution: Rice University Home Page 

Leo Radzihovsky radzihov@colorado.edu 
Radzihovsky’s theoretical research interests span a broad spectrum of classical and quantum condensed matter. These range from entropydominated liquid crystals, colloids, membranes, rubber and other “soft” matter to quantum matter, such as superconductors, magnets, degenerate atomic gases, quantum Hall and other topological states of matter. He aims to understand the nature of phases and phase transitions exhibited by these systems, with the unifying theme of collective universal behavior that emerges at long scales and low energies, driven by a combination of strong interactions, fluctuations, and/or local heterogeneity. Institution: University of Colorado Boulder Home Page 

Ana Maria Rey arey@jilau1.colorado.edu 
Our research interests are in the scientific interface between atomic, molecular and optical physics, condensed matter physics and quantum information science. Specifically, on ways of developing new techniques for controlling quantum systems and then using them in various applications ranging from quantum simulations/information to time and frequency standards. We want to engineer fully controllable quantum systems capable to mimic desired real materials as well as to develop advanced and novel measurement techniques capable of probing atomic quantum systems at the fundamental level. I am a theorist. Institution: University of Colorado Boulder/JILA Tower Home Page 

Ian B. Spielman spielman@umd.edu 
I am an experimentalist. My research focus on realizing cold atom systems inspired by and with application to manybody condensed matter systems. Institution: Joint Quantum Institute, NIST and the University of Maryland Home Page 
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Monika Aidelsburger monika.aidelsburger@physik.unimuenchen.de 
I am an experimentalist. My group is working with ultracold atoms in optical lattices to perform analog quantum simulations of manybody systems in and Institution: LMU Munich Home Page 

Ehud Altman ehud.altman@berkeley.edu 
I am a theorist interested in correlated states and quantum dynamics in atomic and solid state systems. I also explore connections between quantum information, statistical physics and condensed matter physics. Institution: University of California, Berkeley Home Page 

Ana AsenjoGarcia ana.asenjo@columbia.edu 
My research is at the intersection of quantum optics, atomic physics and open quantum systems. In particular, a significant part of it focuses on emergent phenomena that arises from photonmediated atomic interactions. I am a theorist. Institution: Columbia University Home Page 

Waseem Bakr wbakr@princeton.edu 
Quantum gas microscopy of ultracold atoms and molecules in optical lattices for studying quantum manybody. I am an experimentalist. Institution: Princeton University Home Page 

Immanuel Bloch immanuel.bloch@mpq.mpg.de 
I am an experimentalist. My work focus on quantum simulations with ultracold atoms in optical lattices. In my research team, we explore novel manybody quantum phases, develop new detection methods for quantum manybody systems as well as novel lightmatter interfaces for quantum information purposes. Institution: Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics Home Page 

John Bollinger john.bollinger@nist.gov 
I am an experimentalist. I am interested in investigations of quantum simulation and sensing with large crystals of trappedions that are confined and controlled in Penning traps.
Institution: NIST Boulder Home Page 

Antoine Browaeys antoine.browaeys@institutoptique.fr 
I am an experimentalist. Our group studies manybody physics using ensemble of cold atoms where we control the interactions between them. These synthetic quantum systems allow us to explore open questions in quantum magnetism, the interplay between topology and interactions and quantum optics problems where the interacting atoms form a nonlinear medium. Institution: Institut d'Optique, CNRS Home Page 

Nigel Cooper nrc25@cam.ac.uk 
Topological phases of matter and their realizations in both solid state and cold atom systems. I am a theorist. Institution: University of Cambridge Home Page 

Eric Cornell cornell@jila.colorado.edu 
Ultracold atoms, BoseEinstein Condensation; Precision metrology in service to fundamental physics. I am an experimentalist. Institution: JILA, University of Colorado, and NIST Home Page 

Sebastian Diehl diehl@thp.unikoeln.de 
My research interest is in quantum systems driven out if equilibrium in platforms from ultracold atoms to solid state, topology, strong correlations, and quantum field theory approaches to these problems. I am a theorist. Institution: University of Cologne Home Page 

Tilman Esslinger esslinger@phys.ethz.ch 
I am an experimentalist. In our research we use ultracold atoms to synthetically create and study key models of quantum manybody physics. Institution: ETH Zurich Home Page 

Thierry Giamarchi Thierry.Giamarchi@unige.ch 
I am a theorist, working at the intersection between condensed matter and cold atomic gases. I have a special interest on low dimensional interacting quantum systems, as well as the combined effects of disorder and interactions in classical and quantum systems. Institution: University of Geneva Home Page 

Alexey Gorshkov gorshkov@jqi.umd.edu 
Gorshkov group is a theoretical research group working at the interface of quantum optics, atomic and molecular physics, condensed matter physics, and quantum information science. I am a theorist. Institution: JQI and QuICS, NIST/University of Maryland Home Page 

Randy Hulet randy@rice.edu 
My research uses ultracold atomic gases to explore interesting manybody states of matter of atomic bosons and fermions. Recent experiments have focused on onedimensional quantum wires and atoms in optical lattices. I am an experimentalist. Institution: Rice University Home Page 

David Huse huse@princeton.edu 
Statistical physics of many sorts. I am a theorist. Institution: Princeton University Home Page 

Adam M Kaufman adam.kaufman@colorado.edu 
I am an experimentalist. We use optical microscopy techniques to control and detect manybody quantum systems of neutral alkalineearth atoms. These atoms host a range of transitions that are key to studies in metrology, quantum information, and quantum simulation, which we pursue in my group. Institution: JILA/CU/NIST Home Page 

Konrad Lehnert konrad.lehnert@jila.colorado.edu 
Quantum control of acoustical systems. Quantum transduction between electrical and optical domains. Analog quantum integrated circuits. I am an experimentalist. Institution: University of Colorado Boulder Home Page 

Christopher Monroe monroe@umd.edu 
I am an experimentalist in the areas of quantum information systems, quantum computing, quantum communication, atomic, molecular, and optical physics, and quantum optics. My laboratory controls individual trapped atomic ions for a variety of uses in quantum information and quantum physics. Institution: University of Maryland Home Page 

KangKuen Ni ni@chemistry.harvard.edu 
I am an experimentalist. I pursue new approaches to create and gain quantum control of ultracold molecules for studies of chemical reactions, quantum information processing, and quantum manybody physics. Institution: Harvard University Home Page 

Meera Parish meera.parish@monash.edu 
I am a theorist. My research is broadly focussed on the theory of strongly correlated phenomena in ultracold atomic gases and electron systems. In particular, I am interested in superconductivity and superfluidity, lowdimensional systems, and magnetotransport. Institution: Monash University Home Page 

James K. Thompson jkt@jila.colorado.edu 
I am an experimentalist. We perform experiments on lasercooled strontium and rubidium atoms in optical cavities for creating highly entangled states, ultra stable superradiant lasers, and interacting quantum manybody systems. Institution: JILA, University of Colorado Home Page 