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Applied Physics/Physics Colloquium: Quantum Optical Control of Levitated Solids: a novel probe for the gravity-quantum interface

Topic: 
Quantum Optical Control of Levitated Solids: a novel probe for the gravity-quantum interface
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 4:30pm
Venue: 
Hewlett 200
Speaker: 
Markus Aspelmeyer (University of Vienna)
Abstract / Description: 

The increasing level of control over motional quantum states of massive, solid-state mechanical devices opens the door to a hitherto unexplored parameter regime of macroscopic quantum physics. I will report on our recent progress towards controlling levitated solids in the quantum regime. I will discuss the prospects of using these systems for fundamental tests of physics, including the interface between quantum and gravitational physics.


Winter Qtr. Colloq. committee: M. Schleier-Smith (Chair), B. Cabrera, S. Dimopoulos, T. Heinz, S. Kachru & L. Tompkins
Location: Hewlett Teaching Center, Rm. 200