Introduction

Few-body physics has continuously played an important role in the development of the field of ultracold atoms. Few-body systems not only have their own fascinating quantum properties, but also have profound influence to the property of many-body systems. In recent years, there have been exciting experimental/theoretical achievements in exploring the few-body physics with cold atoms, including the Feshbach resonance in non-alkali atoms, the Efimov scaling and universality in new circumstances (spin-orbit coupling, mixture, low-dimension, high partial-wave, etc), and the crossover from few- to many-body physics.

 

With these developments, we will organize an international conference on "Few-body Physics in Cold Atomic Gases" in the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing on April 14-16, 2016. This is a second conference since the first one in the April of 2013 in Beijing. This conference will bring together about 20 most active researchers in few-body physics to present most recent developments in this field and discuss future challenges and opportunities.

 

The conference is co-organized by the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Institute for Advanced Study of Tsinghua University.