Introduction

Coherent Control of Ultracold Molecular Processes was an Exploratory Workshop funded by a grant from the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of British Columbia awarded to Principal Invstigators Roman Krems, Chemistry, and Moshe Shapiro, Chemistry and Physics.

This workshop brought together leading experts in two new rapidly developing areas of physics and chemistry: coherent control of molecular dynamics and ultracold molecules. The goal of this multidisciplinary workshop was to delineate research directions, possible fundamental discoveries and novel technological applications, which the coalescence of these two fields may lead to. Introducing techniques of coherent control to low-temperature physics may result in the development of conceptually new methods for the production, study and exploitation of ultracold molecular matter with many diverse applications in fundamental science and technology.