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576. WE Heraeus-Seminar
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576. WE Heraeus-Seminar
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576. Wilhelm und Else Heraeus-Seminar "Designed Quantum States of Matter"

This seminar is generously funded by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Stiftung and will be held from Dec 1st, 2014 to Dec 5th, 2014 at Physikzentrum Bad Honnef near Bonn and Cologne in Germany.

The seminar will explore recent exciting developments in the generation, manipulation and detection of specially designed quantum states. These advances will be discussed at the rich intersection of metrological applications, fundamental tests and quantum many-body physics.

Topics covered in the seminar include the following questions: Which quantum correlated states provide the most promising gain for metrology in specific applications? How can they be generated? What is the influence of classical noise on such quantum systems? How can its influence be minimized or eliminated? In which ways can decoherence be even helpful? How can engineered decoherence be used to generate specific useful states? How big can macroscopic objects with observable quantum properties become? In which ways can different quantum systems be coupled to realize new applications and generate hybrid approaches to quantum control? In which ways can state control at the few-body level be optimally scaled to contribute to a better understanding of quantum many-body physics?

These questions are at the current forefront of research in state engineering, metrology and quantum many-body physics. The seminar will bring together leading experts to discuss new developments in this thriving field. The topics covered by the workshop include: 

  • Quantum Metrology
  • Quantum State Engineering
  • Atom-Photon Entanglement
  • Designed States in Optomechanical systems
  • Atom interferometry with nonclassical states of matter
  • Atomic clocks and fundamental tests

The conference language will be English. Please note that the total number of participants is limited. The organizers invite PhD students to apply and to contribute to the poster session.