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Colloquium: Ariel Sommer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Physics

Feb 23, 2017
4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Lewis Lab - 316
16 Memorial Walk East
Bethlehem PA 18015

Marina Long

"Quantum Simulation with Cold Atoms and Trapped Photons" presented by Ariel Sommer, a post-doctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Refreshments available at 3:45. 

The complexity of quantum many-body problems has inspired experiments on artificial quantum materials that realize simple and well characterized models of condensed matter. Measurements of phase transitions and dynamics in cold atomic gases in particular have yielded valuable benchmarks on the physics underlying diverse materials, ranging from superfluids and superconductors to neutron stars. Recently, artificial quantum systems built from photons rather than atoms have revealed new possibilities in quantum simulation.

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