Light and matter: towards macroscopic quantum systems
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 3:15pm - 4:30pm
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Advances in quantum engineering and material science are enabling new approaches for building systems that behave quantum mechanically on long time scales and large length scales. I will discuss how mechanical, microwave, and optical technologies are leading to new domains of many-body physics, both classical and quantum, using photons and phonons as the constituent particles. Furthermore, I will highlight practical consequences of these advances, including improved force and acceleration sensing, efficient signal transduction, and topologically robust photonic circuits. Finally, I will consider how such large quantum systems may help us measure and constrain theories of quantum gravity and gravity-induced decoherence.
REFRESHMENTS AT 3:00 PM IN REGENTS HALL 109
Host: Jim Freericks
Discussion Leader: Jim Freericks