[talks] PRISM/PCCM Seminar Series, Wednesday, April 23, Prof. Steven M. Girvin, Yale University, 12:00 noon in Bowen Hall Auditorium 222
Nicole E. Wagenblast
nwagenbl at CS.Princeton.EDU
Mon Apr 21 10:29:08 EDT 2014
Please join us Wednesday, April 23, for the next seminar of the PRISM/PCCM Spring ’14 Seminar Series - featuring Prof. Steven M. Girvin.
A complete list of seminar speakers is available at: http:www.princeton.edu/prism
Speaker: Prof. Steven M. Girvin
Yale University Sloane Physics Laboratory
Department of Physics
Topic : “ Quantum Measurements and Back-Action (Spooky and Otherwise) ”
Host : Prof. Hakan E. Tureci, Department of Electrical Engineering
Place : Bowen Hall Auditorium Rm. 222
Time : 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
There will be a light lunch for Seminar attendees provided beforehand at 11:30 AM in the Bowen Hall Atrium.
Abstract : The topic of measurements and measurement back-action in quantum mechanics was endlessly confusing to the founders of quantum mechanics who were forced to argue in terms of gedanken experiments. Now we must face this confusion because real experiments are happening. This talk will present an introductory tutorial on how real measurements work and how they affect the state of the quantum system under observation. The basic concepts will be illustrated with the Stern-Gerlach experiment and then extended to include dispersive coupling of atoms or qubits to resonant cavities.
For more information on PRISM/PCCM seminars, please contact:
(Ms.) Sheila Gunning
Administrative Assistant to the Director, James C. Sturm
Princeton Institute for the Science
and Technology of Materials (PRISM)
Princeton University, 321 Bowen Hall
70 Prospect Avenue, Princeton, NJ 08540
Telephone 609.258.1575, Facsimile 609.258.1177
Email: sheila at princeton.edu
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