Seminars

  • Thermodynamics of small quantum systems and small environments
    Seminar:  Condensed Matter Resnick seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Raam Uzdin (Technion) Date :  18/01/2018 – 12:30 Place:  Resnick (#209) – room 210 Abstract:  With the rapid development of quantum technologies and the ability to manipulate individual atoms and ion, thermodynamics faces new challenges. The main question is not whether thermodynamics is valid, but whether it is relevant. Does it provide useful predictions on quantities of interest in the micr …
  • Fault-tolerant measurement of a quantum error syndrome
    Seminar:  Optics Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Dr. Serge Rosenblum, Yale University Date :  17/01/2018 – 12:00 – 13:00 Place:  Nano-center, 9th floor seminar room Abstract:  Quantum error correction allows quantum computers to operate despite the presence of noise and imperfections. A critical component of any error correcting scheme is the mapping of a quantum error syndrome onto an ancilla qubit. However, errors occurring in the ancilla can propagate …
  • Harnessing complexity in light-matter interactions for imaging and security
    Seminar:  Optics Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Prof. Mark A. Foster, Johns Hopkins University Date :  11/01/2018 – 14:00 – 15:00 Place:  Nano-center, 9th floor seminar room Abstract:  Interactions between optical fields and physical devices are extremely fast yet incredibly complex and thus naturally exhibit an immense capacity for information that is well beyond what is possible using conventional hardware (e.g. electronics). Here I will discuss our work o …
  • Quantum Entanglement: Novel construction, tighter bounds and upcoming experiments
    Seminar:  Optics Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Eliahu Cohen, University of Bristol, UK Date :  03/01/2018 – 12:00 – 13:00 Place:  Nano-center, 9th floor seminar room Abstract:    Quantum correlations are unique. On the one hand, they are stronger than those produced by any local hidden variables model. On the other hand, stronger-than-quantum correlations exist which are nevertheless non-signaling. It is therefore customarily believed that Nature is no …
  • Diamond defects as a venue towards coherent light-matter interaction in the solid state at room temperature
    Seminar:  Optics Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Dr. Eilon Poem, Department of Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science Date :  27/12/2017 – 12:00 – 13:00 Place:  Nano-center, 9th floor seminar room Abstract:    A quantum optical network, consisting of in-matter nodes connected by photons, is a scalable architecture for quantum information processing. Coherent light-matter interaction is a major prerequisite for a such a network. Further …
  • UV induced processes in biomolecules, hydrated clusters and stark deflected beams
    Seminar:  Optics Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Rahul Pandey, Open University, UK Date :  20/12/2017 – 12:00 – 13:00 Place:  Nano-center, 9th floor seminar room Abstract:  The nanoscale processes by which UV irradiation initiates damage in biological material have not yet been fully elucidated. This represents a barrier to innovations in radiotherapy and also limits our understanding of the molecular origins of life. Experiments on gas-phase biological build …
  • QI Algorithms: From Quantum-AI to Entanglement Detection
    Seminar:  Optics Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Adi Makmal, Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Innsbruck Date :  06/12/2017 – 12:00 – 13:00 Place:  Nano-center, 9th floor seminar room Abstract:  Quantum artificial intelligence (AI) is an interdisciplinary field, which has emerged in the last five years with the promise of enhancing AI performances. The first part of the talk will focus on reinforcement learning (RL), in which learning is achieved …