Seminars

  • Room temperature optomechanical squeezing
    Seminar:  Optics Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Dr. Nancy Agrawal, LIGO – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA Date :  26/05/2019 – 14:00 – 15:00 Place:  Nano Center, 9th floor seminar room Abstract:  Quantum fluctuations of light impose a fundamental limit precision optical measurements, laser interferometric detection of gravitational waves (GWs), for example. Current generation GW detectors are limited by quantum noise and plan to improve …
  • Future of Analog Quantum Computing: Hopes and Hinderances
    Seminar:  Optics Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Itay Hen, Information Sciences Institute (ISI), University of Southern California Date :  01/05/2019 – 12:00 – 13:00 Place:  Nano Center, 9th floor seminar room Abstract:  It is yet unclear whether even ideal analog quantum machines can perform computational tasks faster than their classical counterparts. I will discuss the results of several recent studies that suggest the existence of several fundamental limi …
  • COHERENT ELECTRICAL CONTROL OF A SINGLE HIGH-SPIN NUCLEUS IN SILICON
    Seminar:  Special Seminar QUEST Center event:  Speaker:  Andrea Morello – UNSW Date :  15/04/2019 – 11:00 – 12:00 Place:  Nano Building 9th floor Abstract:  Nuclear magnetic resonance is a key analytical tool for physics, chemistry and medicine. It relies upon applying a combination of a static magnetic field to split the nuclear energy levels, and an oscillating magnetic field to induce transitions between them. Alternatively, for nuclei with quantum number I > …