Mikhail Lukin Specialized Seminar

12 May 2022
from 16:40 to 17:10

POSTPONED - "Exploring topological matter and lattice gauge theories using programmable quantum simulators" by Distinguished Lecturer Prof. Mikhail Lukin

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As MCQST Distinguished Lecturer, Prof. Mikhail Lukin is giving a series of talks targeted to varied audiences. This specialized seminar is designed for researchers working in the same field.

NOTE: This event has been postponed. Please watch our homepage for further updates.

Mikhail Lukin Specialized Seminar

"Exploring topological matter and lattice gauge theories using programmable quantum simulators"

Abstract: We will discuss the recent advances and new opportuning involving programmable, coherent manipulation of quantum many-body systems for probing topological matter and simulating lattice gauge theories. As a specific example, we will consider neutral atom arrays excited into Rydberg states and we will describe the realization and probing of quantum spin liquid states - the exotic topological states of matter have thus far evaded direct experimental detection. In addition, we will discuss a hybrid analog-digital quantum architecture that can be used for probing entanglement dynamics, simulating complex models and exploring both abelian and non-abelian braiding statistics. Prospects for using these techniques to enable large-scale quantum simulations of lattice gauge theories will be discussed.

About Mikhail Lukin

Mikhail Lukin received the Ph.D. degree from Texas A&M University in 1998. He has been on a faculty of Harvard Physics Department since 2001, where he is currently George Vasmer Leverett Professor of Physics, and a co-Director of Harvard-MIT Center for Ultracold Atoms and of Harvard Quantum Initiative in Science and Engineering. His research interests include quantum optics, quantum control of atomic and nanoscale solid-state systems, quantum metrology, nanophotonics, and quantum information science. He has co-authored over 400 technical papers and has received a number of awards, including the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, David and Lucile Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, NSF Career Award, Adolph Lomb Medal of the Optical Society of America, AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize, APS I.I.Rabi Prize, Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship, Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics, Willis E. Lamb Award for Laser Science and Quantum Optics, Charles Hard Townes Medal, and the Norman F. Ramsey Prize. He is a fellow of the OSA, APS, and AAAS and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

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