On December the 1st, the kick-off Meeting of the Dynamite project took place at ICFO facilities in Castelldefels, Barcelona. The project is aimed at developing a new family of simulators based on cold atoms focused on gauge theories. The project consortium is composed of six partners and is led by ICFO.
The project, which is funded by the QuantERA program, brings together researchers from five different countries. 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 introduced themselves and presented their role and involvement within the project. The Dynamite team members also discussed the project task and scientific goals, as well as the various research areas that will be explored over the course of the next three years by the 3 work packages. Topics discussed 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 composed of six partners, including ICFO, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, the University of Trento, the ETH Zurich, the Jagiellonian University, and the Heidelberg University.