Dynamite Project Kick-Off Meeting

On December the 1st, the kick-off Meeting of the Dynamite project took place at ICFO facilities in Castelldefels, Barcelona. ICFO leads a consortium of six partners on a project to develop a new family of cold atom-based simulators focused on gauge theories.


The QuantERA program, which funds this project, has brought together researchers from five different countries. Ultimately, the goal of the project is to create a strong symbiosis between European theoretical and experimental groups that can advance the application of these simulators to better understand statistical gauge fields, dynamical lattices and lattice gauge theories.
During the meeting, participants not only introduced themselves but also presented their role and involvement within the project. Furthermore, the Dynamite team members discussed not only the project task and scientific goals but also the various research areas that the 3 work packages will explore over the next three years. In addition to these topics, discussions included the design and control of novel types of topological and chiral order, its interplay with symmetry breaking, as well as the dynamical role of many body localization, confinement and quantum scars.

The Dynamite project consortium is made up of six partners: ICFO (The Institute of Photonic Sciences), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (University of Munich), the University of Trento, ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), the Jagiellonian University, and Heidelberg University.

QuantERA program