Nonlinear phenomena in degenerate quantum gases

Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Toledo (Spain), April 1-4, 2008

Nonlinear phenomena in quantum degenerate gases

Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

Toledo, Spain, April 1-4, 2008.


Aims and Scope

This conference aims to bridge the areas of solitons and nonlinear physics with the field of quantum degenerate gases, specifically Bose-Einstein condensates and degenerate Fermi gases. We would like to stimulate the interaction between three different communities: experimentalists working with quantum degenerate gases, theoreticial physicists working on different aspects of cold atoms and experts on solitons and nonlinear phenomena (usually mathematical physicists and mathematicians). The main goals of the conference are to stimulate mutual knowledge, and to identify and address new problems.
Specific topics include but are not restricted to: solitons and nonlinear waves in Bose-Einstein condensates and Fermi gases, the interplay between nonlinearity and disorder in cold quantum gases, collapse phenomena, chaos in quantum degenerate gases, turbulent behavior in cold quantum gases, effects of dimension (dimensional reduction, multidimensional patterns, ...), nonlinear phenomena in Boson-fermion mixtures, stabilized structures, nonlinear dynamics in spinor BECs, interaction of nonlinear waves with potentiales, solitary wave collisions, localized structures in strongly correlated systems, finite temperature solitons, pattern formation and applicability to BEC, nonlinear phenomena in dipolar Bose-Einstein condensates, Josephson effects with Bose-Einstein condensates, nonlinear dynamics in Bose-Hubbard models, quantum fluids and their connection with quantum gases, analogies between strongly interacting quantum gases and other physical systems, nonlinear phenomena for quantum computing using quantum degenerate gases, mathematical and numerical methods for the analysis of quantum degenerate gases, the mathematical analysis of models arising in the field of cold quantum gases, and related topics. etc ...

Scientific committee

Natalia Berloff University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Randall G. Hulet Rice University, USA
Panayotis G. Kevrekidis University of Massachusets, USA
Yuri Kivshar Australian National University, Australia
Vladimir Konotop Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Maciej Lewenstein Institute of Photonic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain
Boris Malomed Tel Aviv University, Israel
Luis Santos Leibniz Universitat Hannover, Germany
Víctor M. Pérez-García (Chairman) Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Mario Salerno University of Salerno, Italy
Vadym Veslerchik (Secretary) Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain


Place and dates

The conference will be held at the Convento de San Pedro Martir, a nice historic building belonging to the University of Castilla-La Mancha at the historic center of Toledo. The conference will start on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 and will end on Friday, April 4, 2008.


Participants will stay at Hotel San Juan de los Reyes or Hotel Pintor el Greco, Hotel Casona de la Reyna all located in the historic centre of Toledo and very close to the conference place. Students will be lodged at Colegio Mayor Gregorio Marañón

Physica D special issue: "Nonlinear dynamics in degenerate quantum gases"

Submission deadline: February 29, 2008.
Other data: All papers should be between 6 and 12 in final printed form. Review papers will not be included in this special issue.
Procedure: Use the standard Physica D electronic submission system (, and then in the "Article type" step choose "Special issue: Nonlinear Quantum Gases".
Coordinating guest editor: Víctor M. Pérez-García
Guest editors: Natalia Berloff, Panayotis Kevrekidis, Vladimir Konotop, Maciej Lewenstein, Boris Malomed