Georgetown Physicist Contributes to First Demonstration of the Relationship Between Frustration and Entanglement of Trapped Atoms

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Georgetown Physics faculty member, Jim Freericks, contributed to the theoretical work of an analog quantum simulator that illustrates the behavior of frustration and links that behavior to quantum entanglement. The work is published in a recent volume of the periodical Nature [465, 590–593 (2010)]. The experimental work was carried out by a team of researchers led by Prof. Chris Monroe of the Joint Quantum Institute of the University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.