Quantum mechanics is at the heart of our technology and economy - the laser and the transistor are quantum devices - but its full potential is far from being realized. Recent technological advances in optics, nanoscience and engineering allow experimentalists to create artificial structures or put microscopic and mesoscopic systems under new manipulable conditions in which quantum phenomena play a fundamental role.

Quantum technologies exploit these effects with practical purposes. The objective of Quantum Science is to discover, study, and control quantum efects at a fundamental level. These are two sides of a virtuous circle: new technologies lead to the discovery and study of new phenomena that will lead to new technologies.

Our group's aim is  to control and understand quantum phenomena in a multidisciplinary intersection of  Quantum Information, Quantum optics and cold atoms, Quantum Control, Spintronics, Quantum metrology, Atom interferometry, Superconducting qubits and Circuit QED and Foundations of Quantum Mechanics.



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Gershon Kurizki, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel (Seminar)

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Author: Gershon Kurizki, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Title: Thermal baths: more friends than foes

Abstract: I will review our past and ongoing work regarding the ability of thermal reservoirs to act, under appropriate control, as  resources for quantum sensing, information processing and  thermodynamics.

Place: Salón de Grados

When:Friday, December 04, 2015 - 12:00