Department of Physics
370 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305
APPLIED PHYSICS/PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
3:30 p.m. on campus in Hewlett Teaching Center, Rm. 200
Refreshments served in Varian lobby at 4:45 p.m.
Face coverings required in classrooms
Zoom link: https://stanford.zoom.us/j/92801571400
Password: email skannan2 [at] stanford.edu (skannan2[at]stanford[dot]edu for password)
Max Planck Institute
“Quantum Matter under the Microscope - Engineering and Probing Quantum Matter using Quantum Simulations”
About 40 years ago, Richard Feynman outlined his vision of a quantum simulator for carrying out complex calculations on physical problems. Today, his dream has become a reality in laboratories around the world. Ultracold atoms trapped in optical lattices provide a particular intriguing setting for realising such quantum simulators with the possibility to control and detect the systems down to the level of single atoms on single lattice sites. In my talk, I will discuss select applications for such neutral atom quantum simulators to probe quantum phases of strongly interacting electronic systems, including hidden magnetic order, topological phases as well as non-equilibrium dynamics that provide new paradigms for statistical physics.