Realising Richard Feynman's dream of a quantum simulator

July 25, 2016 8:30 - 9:45 am


More than 30 years ago, Richard Feynman outlined the visionary concept of a quantum simulator. Today, his dream has become a reality in laboratories around the world - where atoms can be trapped and manipulated at temperatures so low that they almost come to rest. In fundamental science, quantum simulators have been shown to have significant impacts across a diverse range of fields, from condensed matter physics, quantum information science, to statistical physics and even high-energy physics. We will introduce quantum simulations and discuss various perspectives for future research, including the Ultracold Quantum Matter Project, which aims to comprehend the collective behaviour of matter at low temperatures and thus to contribute to the understanding of the microscopic world.

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