ICTP Colloquium 14 December

Peter Zoller to speak on Quantum Simulators
ICTP Colloquium 14 December

On Wednesday 14 December, ICTP will host a colloquium by Peter Zoller, of the University of Innsbruck, and IQOQI Innsbruck, who will lecture on "Programming Quantum Simulators with Atoms and Ions". The talk starts at 16:00 and will take place online and in ICTP's Budinich Lecture Hall.

Zoller will begin his lecture with an overview of the progress in developing analog quantum simulation platforms. The focus of this talk is to report work from a theory-experiment collaboration with trapped ion platforms with up to fifty qubits/spins, with the goal to develop and demonstrate quantum protocols, addressing questions from the fundamental to the practical. He will then discuss some examples, including measurement protocols revealing the entanglement structure of the many-body wavefunction, and implementing 'optimal' quantum metrology with variational quantum circuits, where quantum simulators act as 'programmable quantum sensors'.

Peter Zoller is a professor for theoretical physics at the University of Innsbruck, and Scientific Director at IQOQI Innsbruck. His research interests include atomic physics and theoretical quantum optics, many-body quantum physics with quantum gases, and quantum information, in close collaboration with experiment. Since 1981 he has trained 34 PhD students and hosted 57 Postdocs.

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The Colloquium will be livestreamed on ICTP's YouTube channel.

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