IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Friday, October 22, 2021
1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Towards Many-Body Quantum Simulations of Interacting Bosons in Circuit QED
Steven M. Girvin, Department of Physics and Yale Quantum Institute, Yale University,

Abstract: Circuit QED permits exquisite control of the quantum states of microwave photons in superconducting resonators. It is also now possible to make QND measurements of photon number and do complete state tomography on individual resonators as well as pairs of entangled resonators. This experimental progress will put the construction of many-body bosonic simulators within reach in the near future. This talk will survey the current state-of-the-art in experiment and present some theoretical proposals for realization of the boson Hubbard model and the fractional quantum Hall effect for microwave photons. I will also present recent experimental results on efficient boson sampling to predict the Franck-Condon optical spectra of vibrating triatomic molecules.

Watch a livestream of the talk: https://echo360.org/section/e75b1ce5-7491-487b-9e37-2f7d939afa24/public

Please note: In-person attendance is limited to those with a Caltech ID and capped at 100 participants. The talk will be held in 201 E. Bridge, The Feynman Lecture Hall.

For more information, please contact Marcia Brown by phone at 626-395-4013 or by email at marciab@caltech.edu.