Invited speakers:

Demetrios Christodoulides

Klaus Sengstock

Gennady Shvets

Michael Fleischhauer

Francesca Ferlaino

Gediminas Juzeliunas

Fabrice Gerbier

Alex Szameit

Darrick Chang

Mikael Rechtsman

Zhigang Chen

Thomas Pohl

Marcello Dalmonte

Thomas Gasenzer

Netanel Lindner

Giorgos Tsironis

Gregor Jotzu

Ivana Vasić

Important dates:

We are still receiving poster submissions until
15th September 2015

Deadline for registration
20th September 2015

Short info:

The fields of ultracold atomic gases and optics and photonics are mutually entangled in many ways. The workshop aims to bring together scientists from the two communities to discuss the topics that are of great current interest in both fields.

Workshop venue:

Institute of Physics
Bijenička 46, Zagreb
Tel.: +385 1 469 8888
Fax: +385 1 469 8889

Getting to the Institute from the city center

By taxi

Go to the north-eastern corner of Ban Jelačić square and proceed towards the cathedral. Before you reach the cathedral you will see taxis. The fare to the Institute of Physics is about 25-30 kuna.

By bus

There are busses going from in front of the cathedral towards the Institute of Physics, lines 201 and 238. You can take off at the stop Institute Ruđer Bošković (4th stop) and then walk back about 100 meters to the Institute of Physics.

On foot

It takes about 30 minutes and there are several routes. One of them.

Conference dinner

Conference dinner will take place at the Restaurant Boban ( ), Gajeva 9, which is located in Gajeva street just 50 meters away from the main square (Ban Jelačić square). Conference dinner is on Wednesday, September 30th at 19.00h.

Traveling to Zagreb

By plane

Zagreb airport has regular flights from many European destinations. The best way to get there from the airport is by taxi. The cost should be about 20 EUR (=140 kn, kuna is the local currency). An alternative is to take the bus from the airport which goes every 30 minutes to the main bus station (35 kn, about 5 EUR), and then to take the tram number 6 from the bus station to the Ban Jelaćić square where you take off. You can get the tram tickets at any news stand.

By train

Zagreb main train station is well connected, for instance, with Zürich, Wien, Budapest and Ljubljana.

About Zagreb

Zagreb is the capital of Croatia easy to reach from many European destinations. The charms of Zagreb have been recognized by ever increasing number of visitors: the al fresco cafe tables, the classic Austro-Hungarian architecture, the rows of fashionable boutiques and bars, restaurants, and lively night life. Before/after the workshop we suggest visiting the unspoiled natural beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park (, just two hour drive ) or the Adriatic Sea. In fact if there will be interest we will organize an excursion with hiking or swimming after the workshop.