[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: 

Sheila Gunning 


(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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