IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Friday March 6, 2020 12:00 PM

Quantum Matter and Metrology far from Equilibrium

Speaker: Norman Yao, Physics, University of California, Berkeley
Location: East Bridge 114

Special IQIM/Quantum Matter Seminar

Abstract: Much of the power and potential of quantum mechanics remains concealed if one focuses solely on systems in thermal equilibrium. Indeed, many applications, such as quantum metrology, computing, and communication rely upon the production, preservation, and manipulation of systems that are far-from-equilibrium. However, predicting and understanding the dynamics of quantum information in such systems remains an essential open question. In this talk, I will begin by describing how the interplay between analytics, numerics and experiments can shed new light on prethermal phases of matter and emergent hydrodynamics. For the latter, I will describe an experimental platform based upon multiple species of coupled spin defects in diamond, where one can control the dimensionality, disorder and range of interactions. Finally, by integrating these same spin defects into diamond anvil cells, I will describe our recent efforts at imaging stress and magnetism across pressure-driven phase transitions.

Series IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar Series

Contact: Marcia Brown at 626-395-4013 marciab@caltech.edu