The most fundamental laws of physics are routinely explored by experiments at large facilities which probe the highest energies, smallest distances and shortest times.
However, models and underlying theories designed to explain the observations may also emerge as effective descriptions of many-body systems at lower energies, e.g. in condensed-matter physics. The recent advances in the field of atomic, molecular, and optical physics have allowed experimentalists to control these many-body systems to such an extent that it is nowadays possible to shape the emergence of those effective descriptions, targeting a particular model of high-energy physics. In this way, interesting and difficult problems of high-energy physics may soon be explored at ultra-cold temperatures, with the advantage that parameters can be changed by turning the experimental knobs.
In such endeavour, the workshop “High-energy physics at ultra-cold temperatures” aims to bring experts from different disciplines to discuss recent developments in a multidisciplinary environment.