MCQST Colloquium: Mikhail Lukin

17 May 2022
from 14:30 to 16:00

MCQST Colloquium | Mikhail Lukin - Professor of Physics at Harvard University

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Meeting ID: 976 9636 7352

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The MCQST Colloquium Series features interdisciplinary talks given by visiting international speakers. The monthly colloquial covers topics spanning all MCQST research units and will be broadcasted live, being made available to audiences worldwide. The main goal of the series is to create the framework for idea exchange, to strengthen links with QST leading groups worldwide, as well as to act as an integral part of the local educational environment.

MCQST Colloquium: Mikhail Lukin

On May 17th, 2022, we are excited to invite you to the colloquium offered by Mikhail Lukin, Professor of Physics at Harvard University.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to current regulations at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, in-person attendance is restricted. For questions, contact

"Exploring new scientific frontiers using programmable atom arrays"

We will discuss the recent advances involving programmable, coherent manipulation of quantum many-body systems using neutral atom arrays excited into Rydberg states, allowing the control over 200 qubits in two dimensions. These systems can be used for realization and probing of exotic quantum phases of matter and exploration of their non-equilibrium dynamics. Recent advances involving observation of quantum speedup for solving optimization problems, the realization of novel quantum processing architecture based on dynamically reconfigurable entanglement and the first steps towards quantum error correction will be described. Prospects for using these techniques for realization of large-scale quantum processors 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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