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28/11/2014, 14:00 — 15:00 — Sala P9, Pavilhão de Matemática
, 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.


Apoiado por: Phys-Info (IT), SQIG (IT), CeFEMA e CAMGSD, com financiamento de FCT, FEDER and EU FP7, especificamente via o Doctoral Programme in the Physics and Mathematics of Information (DP-PMI), os projectos estratégicos FCT PEst-OE/EEI/LA0008/2013 e UID/EEA/50008/2013, o projecto IT QuSim, o projecto CRUP-CPU CQVibes, a Acção de Coordenação FP7 QUTE-EUROPE (600788) e os projectos FP7 Landauer (GA 318287) e PAPETS (323901).

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