International Seminar on Atomic Processes in Intense Laser Fields and Related Many-Body Phenomena
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What follows is a tentative preliminary program. Some of the titles are tentative. Subject to changes without notice.
January 20th (Thursday)
16:00-  Welcome Party
January 21st (Friday)
 8:45- 9:00 
Opening Remarks
 - Shinichi Watanabe (UEC, Japan)
Session I: Phenomena in Intense Laser Fields I
 Chairperson - Hirohiko Kono
"Attosecond atomic and molecular dynamics"
 - Chii-Dong Lin (Kansas State Univ., USA)
"Controlling atomic and molecular processes by light"
 - Kiyoshi Ueda (Tohoku Univ., Japan)
"Influence of laser-induced coherence on the spin and spatial distribution of photoionization products"
 - Takashi Nakajima (Kyoto Univ., Japan)
10:30-11:00   Coffee Break
Session II: Phenomena in Intense Laser Fields II
 Chairperson - Jean-Claude Kieffer
"Recoil ion momentum spectra of argon ions produced by intense (-10(15-16) W cm2) laser light"
 - Hiroyuki Shimada (U. of Tokyo, Japan)
"Interaction of ultrashort pulses with matter:light-phase-sensitive photoemission and streaking"
 - Joachim Burgdorfer (Vienna Univ. of Tech., Austria)
"Femtosecond diffraction imaging of diatomic molecules with their own electrons"
 - Olga Smirnova (Vienna Univ. of Tech., Austria)
12:25-13:30 Lunch
Session III: High Precision and Ultracold Phenomena
 Chairperson - Masayuki Katsurakawa
"Optical lattice and entanglement interferometry"
 - Immanuel Bloch (U. of Mainz, Germany)
"Ultra-Stable Optical Clock"
 - Hidetoshi Katori (U. of Tokyo, Japan)
"Taming the Sleeping Dragon: Control over Ultracold Collisions of Molecules"
 - J. Bohn (JILA, USA)
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
Session IV: Atomic Bose-Einstein Condensates
 Chairperson - Immanuel Bloch
"Dynamics of Bose-Einstein condensates and degenerate Fermi gases"
 - Charles W. Clark (NIST, USA)
"Coherent nonlinear dynamics of collapsing and exploding Bose-Einstein condensate"
 - Masahito Ueda (Tokyo Inst. of Tech., Japan)
"Experimental Applications of BEC"
 - Kenichi Nakagawa (UEC, Japan)
18:00-19:30 Dinner
19:30-21:00 Posters
Januray 22nd (Saturday)
Session V: Coherent Processes in Highly Excited Atoms
 Chairperson - J. Burgdorfer
"The kicked Rydberg atom: studying intense-field and ultrafast phenomena at nanosecond timescales"
 - F. Barry Dunning (Rice Univ., USA)
"Rydberg Wave Packet Manipulation"
 - Carlos Reinhold (ORNL, USA)
"Pump-Probe analysis of doubly-excited atomic states"
 - Toru Morishita (UEC, Japan)
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
Session VI: High Harmonic Generation and Application I
 Chairperson - C.D. Lin
"High harmonic generation: a tool to monitor molecular dynamics"
 - Emilio Fiordilino (Univ. Palermo, Italy)
"High-order harmonic generation in laser-aligned molecules"
 - Raffaele Velotta (U. of Naples Federico II, Italy)
"Dissociative photoionization of H2 and D2 in intense soft X-ray laser fields"
 - Kennosuke Hoshina (U. of Tokyo, Japan)
12:30-13:30 Lunch
Session VII: High Harmonic Generation and Application II
 Chairperson - Shuntaro Watanabe (U. of Tokyo, Japan)
"Multiphoton process in the XUV region by high harmonics"
 - Katsumi Midorikawa (RIKEN, Japan)
"Multiphoton double ionization of helium by high-order harmonics"
 - Kenichi Ishikawa (U. of Tokyo, Japan)
"Optimization of high-order harmonic brightness in the space and time domains"
 - Chang Hee Nam (KAIST, Korea)
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
Session VIII: Coherent Optical Phenomena
 Chairperson - C. Clark
"Observation of quantum interferences in the coherent optical phonon"
 - Masahiro Kitajima (NIMS, Japan)
"Secure Key Distribution"
 - Nobuyuki Imoto (Osaka Univ., Japan)
"Phase sensitive memory in molecular wavepackets; READ and WRITE"
 - Kenji Ohmori (IMS, Japan)
18:30-21:00 BANQUET
Januray 23nd (Sunday)
Session IX: Attosecond and Ultrashort Pulses
 Chairperson - F. B. Dunning
"Attosecond Nonlinear Optics"
 - Shuntaro Watanabe (U. of Tokyo, Japan)
"Adiabatic driving of Raman coherences and its application to ultrashort pulse generation"
 - Masayuki Katsurakawa (UEC, Japan)
"High-harmonic generation and attosecond pulses in a dense medium"
 - Andreas Becker (MPI for Physics of Complex Systems, Germany)
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
Session X: Laser-Matter Interaction
 Chairperson - Chang Hee Nam
"Recent results on fast electron propagation in matter"
 - Dimitri Batani (Univ. Milano Bicocca, Italy)
"The Canadian advanced laser light source program: New tools for ultrafast dynamic imaging of complex matter"
 - Jean-Claude Kieffer (INRS-Energy and Materials, Canada)
"A theoretical study of ultrafast electronic dynamics of Molecules in intense laser fields by using wave packet propagation techniques"
 - Hirohiko Kono (Tohoku Univ., Japan)
Closing Remarks
 - Kaoru Yamanouchi (U. of Tokyo, Japan)