Quantum Computation and Information Seminar   RSS

28/11/2014, 14:00 — 15:00 — Room P9, Mathematics Building
, University of Vienna

Exploring the interface between quantum physics and gravity in experiments

I will argue for and against possibilities to experimentally test the interface between quantum physics and gravity in a meaningful way. One promising route has been opened by massive mechanical objects that are now becoming available as new systems for quantum science. Devices currently under investigation cover a mass range of more than 17 orders of magnitude - from nanomechanical waveguides of some picogram to macroscopic, kilogram-weight mirrors of gravitational wave detectors. This provides access to a hitherto untested parameter regime of macroscopic quantum physics, eventually at the interface to gravity. My conclusion is therefore going to be an optimistic one.

Supported by: Phys-Info (IT), SQIG (IT), CeFEMA and CAMGSD, with funding from FCT, FEDER and EU FP7, specifically through the Doctoral Programme in the Physics and Mathematics of Information (DP-PMI), FCT strategic projects PEst-OE/EEI/LA0008/2013 and UID/EEA/50008/2013, IT project QuSim, project CRUP-CPU CQVibes, the FP7 Coordination Action QUTE-EUROPE (600788), and the FP7 projects Landauer (GA 318287) and PAPETS (323901).

Instituto de TelecomunicaçõesCAMGSDFCT7th Framework Programme