Frontiers of Quantum Gas Microscopy

727. WE-Heraeus-Seminar

03 Apr - 08 Apr 2022


Physikzentrum Bad Honnef

Scientific organizers:

Dr. Fabian Grusdt, LMU Munich • Dr. Julian Leonard, Harvard University, USA

This seminar has been postponed from August 2020 to April 2022 due to the corona pandemic.

The efficient preparation and characterization of quantum many-body states currently poses one of the biggest challenges in physics, and lies at the interface of quantum computation, quantum simulation and condensed matter physics. In recent years, quantum gas microscopy allowed us to reach an unprecedented level of local control over small-scale entangled systems, yielding programmable systems with full quantum state readout. This led to quantum simulations of a wide class of model Hamiltonians, showing, for instance, strongly correlated phenomena, topology, or dynamics far from equilibrium. The quantum states are currently approaching regimes in which the state complexity challenges numerical techniques, and both computation and reconstruction of the exact quantum states becomes challenging owing to the large Hilbert space dimensions. Characterization of such states requires the development of new observables that are built out of microscopic quantities and make use of the novel capabilities of quantum simulation platforms.

This seminar, which will bring together about 80 participants in August 2020, will provide a comprehensive overview of the different aspects of this rapidly developing field. Leading international experts review the present status of the microscopic control of strongly correlated quantum many-body states, from both the experimental and theoretical point of view, and discuss future trends and perspectives. Participants are invited to present their current research in the poster sessions. In addition, outstanding contributions are selected for contributed talks.

The conference language will be English. The Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Foundation bears the cost of full-board accommodation for all participants.