Cold atom physics was the subject of the 1997 and the 2001 Nobel prizes. It is one of the fastest moving and most rapidly expanding fields in physics and has greatly enhanced our ability to gain complete control of the motion and quantum states of individual atoms.

The purpose of this network is to improve the quality, coherence and effectiveness of the UK cold matter community, and to develop stronger links with European groups working in the same field. We are affiliated to INTERCAN, which is a European network in cold-atom physics.

Another goal of the network is to explore in depth how to nurture and develop within the UK the strong intellectual connections between the cold atom physics community and the wider condensed matter community. As a first step in this direction, we are holding a meeting, the Cold Matter Forum, that will bring these two communities together.

This network is supported by the EPSRC grant EP/D054877/1. If you are interested in participating, further details are available from the network coordinater, Ifan Hughes.