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Friday, December 2nd, 2011

From 09:00:00 AM
to 05:30:00 PM

Lecture hall "Giuliano Toraldo di Francia", IFAC-CNR, Sesto Fiorentino (Florence)

Published on-line at 02:33:19 PM on Monday, November 21st, 2011

From Lamb dip to BEC

International workshop of the School of Giuliano Toraldo di Francia in Florence dedicated to the scientific contribution of Arturo Bambini.

Arturo Bambini was certainly one of the most distinguished scientists of the National Research Council (CNR) of Italy. He got his Physics degree under the supervision of Giuliano Toraldo di Francia. Formerly appointed at the Institute of Quantum Electronics (IEQ) in Florence, he spent the last part of his career at the Institute for Applied Physics Nello Carrara (IFAC). He had much collaboration with foreign scientists, passing long periods of study abroad. His most prominent results cover several theoretical aspects in the fields of laser physics, free electron laser, laser cooling, light collisional energy transfer and Bose Einstein condensation.

Giuliano Toraldo di Francia

In order to remember his scientific contributions, one day Workshop is organized to illustrate the main progresses in the above mentioned fields. Some of the scientists who had the pleasure of sharing with Arturo Bambini the interest in science and the excitement of new achievements will contribute to the Workshop.

9:00Renzo SalimbeniWelcome of the IFAC Director
9:10Riccardo PratesiThe pioneering work of Toraldo at CNR: Arturo's contributions
9:40Stig StenholmFrom equations to physics: a travel with Arturo
10:40 Coffee break
11:10Ennio ArimondoAdvancing with Arturo in radiofrequency and laser spectroscopy
12:10Massimo GurioliSingle atom spectroscopy: from ion traps to quantum dots
12:40 Lunch
14:00Massimo InguscioLaser cooling and Bose Einstein condensation of atoms
15:00Paul BermanNearly Adiabatic Processes in Atom-Field interactions: adventures with Arturo and beyond
16:00 Coffee break
16:20Alberto RenieriThe free electron laser: a very particular laser source
16:40Marina MazzoniA LICET experiment in Eu-Sr
17:10Renzo VallauriStimulated Rayleigh and Brillouin scattering: an exciting tour