Markus Greiner, Ph.D.George Vasmer Leverett Professor of Physics, Harvard University
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Ultracold atoms in our quantum gas microscope offer a fascinating view of the quantum world. With quantum simulations we can experimentally realize and study quantum-mechanical model systems that are otherwise extremely difficult to compute on classical computers, but highly relevant to understanding real world quantum materials.
In this talk, Markus Greiner will first explain — on an intuitive level — how scientists use ultracold atoms to build quantum systems atom-by-atom. He will then present his recent work on realizing fractional quantum Hall physics and on quantum simulations of the doped Hubbard model. Such quantum simulations are becoming the first useful applications of quantum machines.
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