Squeezing Quantum Uncertainty by Entangling Atoms
Monika Schleier-Smith, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Physics, Stanford University
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Quantum uncertainty hampers the precision of state-of-the-art measurements of time, magnetic fields, acceleration and gravity. Pushing these measurements to their ultimate limits requires engineering entanglement, that is, controllably introducing correlations into the randomness inherent in the probabilistic nature of quantum mechanics.
In this lecture, Monika Schleier-Smith will describe experiments in which clouds of atoms are manipulated with laser light to generate entanglement that squeezes quantum uncertainty for improved measurement precision. She will also touch on broader opportunities for leveraging the experimental toolbox of atoms and photons in areas ranging from quantum computation to table-top simulations of quantum gravity.