Bose-Einstein Condensation

Coordinators: Keith Burnett, Ataç Imamoglu, Anthony J. Leggett

This program brought together theorists working on atomic physics, quantum optics, and condensed matter physics to explore nonequilibrium phenomena in degenerate quantum gases. Topics covered included dynamics of Bose condensation in finite systems(atom traps), questions of stability of the condensate, optical properties of quantum degenerate gases, and signatures of Bose-Einstein statistics in nonequilibrium dissipative systems, i.e., matter lasers.