Physics Colloquium - "Quantum Science With Alkaline Earth Atom Arrays"

Speaker Jake Covey, University of Illinois
Date: 2/10/2021
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Via ZOOM - see description for information
Event Contact: Suzanne Hallihan
Sponsor: UIUC Department Of Physics
Event Type: Lecture

Cold atomic gases have long been a prominent platform for quantum science applications ranging from many-body physics to precise timekeeping. In recent years, techniques have been developed to control and detect individual atoms in arrays of up to several hundred using optical microtraps called "tweezers". This control has allowed the community to tame an unwieldy class of atomic states that holds the key to robust entanglement: the highly-excited Rydberg states. These breakthroughs are poised to revolutionize quantum science with neutral atoms. I will summarize the emergence of the "Rydberg atom array" platform and provide an overview of our vision to take this platform in new directions using alkaline earth atoms.


The ZOOM link will be sent on Wednesday morning to the Physics Faculty, Graduate Student, PDRA, and AP mailing lists. If you are not on one of those lists and are interested in attending, please email Suzanne Hallihan at for the link.


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