Quantum Café is CCQ’s ongoing seminar series: open to all bona fide members of the greater NYC scientific community and held every second week, Quantum Café presents a series of informal, highly interactive talks, typically by external speakers, which present the most interesting recent developments and open questions in our field.
Title: Exploring New Frontiers of Quantum Science
Abstract: We will discuss recent developments at a new scientific interface between quantum optics, many-body physics and quantum information science. Specifically, we will focus on recent experiments involving quantum control of large arrays of individually trapped, cold Rydberg atom arrays to realize programmable quantum simulators. We will discuss how these systems and techniques can be used for creating and probing new states of matter, realizing and detecting large scale entanglement, and testing new quantum algorithms for optimization and sampling.