Klaus-Georg and Sigrid Hengstberger-Prize 2013 awarded to Christoph Hofmann, Eva Kuhnle, and Shannon Whitlock July 2013

With the awarded Hengstberger-Prize for young scientists at the University of Heidelberg, Christoph Hofmann, Eva Kuhnle and Shannon Whitlock will host a symposium on the topic of "Shedding light on emergent quantum phenomena".

The interaction of many simple elements, each obeying basic rules, often produces remarkably rich and complex new behavior. In the quantum realm, this gives rise to exotic effects such as superconductivity, superfluidity, magnetism, new types of 'quasi'-particles, and new phases of matter. This symposium, to be held in spring 2014 at the Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg (IWH) will be among the first to focus on emergent phenomena in ultracold quantum gases. Highlighting cutting edge research from around the world, including the University of Heidelberg, participants will strive to create a unified understanding of many-body phenomena in interacting quantum systems.

For more information:
Official announcement from the anniversary celebration of the University of Heidelberg http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/presse/meldungen/2013
Official announcement of the IWH: www.iwh.uni-hd.de
University press release: www.uni-heidelberg.de/presse/news2013
Official conference webpage: emergence2014.uni-hd.de