COURSES THIS WINTERSEMESTER
COURSES: University of Vienna
Lecturer(s): Markus Arndt, Philip Walther
You will obtain a structured introduction to concepts of modern quantum optics and quantum information processing. Quantum Optics a vast field of research, to broad to be covered in half a lecture. Here we will focus on the interaction of light and matter to prepare quantum states of matter and on the quantized nature of light in the interaction with matter. Quantum Information is an a rapidly growing field of research. Here we will focus on elementary concepts and algorithms as well as photon-based quantum information processing and experimental realizations.
Monday, 16:00 - 17:30
Wednesday, 12:30 - 14:00
Lecturer(s): Norbert Schuch
Quantum Information Theory is concerned with how we can process information and perform computations in a world which is governed by the laws of quantum mechanics, like the world we live in. The lecture will provide an in-depth introduction to the field of Quantum Information Theory, with a special focus on Quantum Computing and Quantum Algorithms, taught from a mathematical perspective. In particular, no prior knowledge of quantum mechanics or any other physics will be required; solid foundations in linear algebra will be both necessary and sufficient to attend the lecture. The focus of the lecture will be on the underlying concepts and the key mathematical questions of Quantum Information and Computation, but depending on the interest, a birds-eye view on the main challenges and approaches towards building a real quantum computer can be included.
Monday, 13:30 - 15:00
Tuesday, 11:00 - 12:30
Lecturer(s): Caslav Brukner, Markus Aspelmeyer
Introduction to experiments and theoretical approaches in modern quantum optics.
When: Monday, 17:00 - 18:30
Lecturer(s): Anton Zeilinger
In the seminar we will work on the foundations of quantum physics with particular emphasis on basic concepts and their relation to experiments. Recent developments will be discussed. An emphasis will be put on analysis and conceptual understanding of the essential phenomena.
When: Wednesday, 10:00 - 12:00
Where: IQOQI Besprechungsraum, Boltzmanngasse 3 (1090 Vienna)
Lecturer(s): Marcus Huber
The goal is the in-depth study of concurrent research in quantum information with a focus on high-dimensional and multipartite entanglement, theoretical and experimental aspects of entanglement detection and certification, as well as recent developments in quantum thermodynamics. Invited talks from external experts are interspersed with student talks to recent developments in the field.
Monday, 14:00 - 15:30
Boltzmanngasse 3, online participation here
Lecturer(s): Markus Aspelmeyer, Caslav Brukner, Borivoje Dakic, Markus Müller
Focus: Theory of quantum structure and geometry of space, time and matter Kochen-Specker theorem, Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox, Bell inequalities, EPR-Bell like experiments Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger experiment informationtheory neutron and atom interferometry, atom and molecule optics, double-slit experiments, interference in micro- to macrosystems, nano-oscillators.
When: Thursday, 13:00 - 16:00
Where: Seminarraum Physik, Sensengasse 8, ground floor (1090 Vienna)
Lecturer(s): Markus Arndt, Thomas Juffmann
We will review modern experiments on coherent control of electrons, neutrons, atoms, molecules and nanoparticles.
When: Monday, 9:00 - 10:30
Lecturer(s): Markus Arndt
Atom interferometry for metrology and precision measurements, Molecule interferometry, Precision spectroscopy, Ion trap based precision experiments, Advances in clock physics.
When: Tuesday, 13:30 - 15:00
Lecturer(s): Borivoje Dakic
Presentation and discussion on modern topics in quantum information.
When: Wednesday, 16:00 - 17:30
Lecturer(s): Thomas Nikolai Kiesel, Mario Arnolfo Ciampini
On the mesoscopic level, thermodynamic engines need to operate in a completely different regime than their well-known macroscopic counterparts. Investigating these new concepts is part of the broader field of stochastic and quantum thermodynamics. The goal of this course is to provide the underlying principles of this field. It will enable you to understand some of its open questions and current literature. The course will put an emphasis on connecting the theoretical concepts with state-of-the-art experiments.
Tuesday, 10:30 - 12:00
Friday, 13:00 - 13:45
Where: Kurt-Gödel-HS, Boltzmanngasse 5, ground floor (1090 Vienna)
Lecturer(s): Beatrix Hiesmayr
This event gives an introduction to quantum information theory mainly from the theoretical point of view but with relations to experimental feasibility. Any formidable Quantum Computer will take advantage of superposition and entanglement which are the focus of the course. In detail, you will learn about geometrical representations of the state space of two-level systems (qubits) and higher-level systems (qutrits/qudits) and systems containing more than two particles; about classification and detection of entanglement in bipartite and multipartite systems; what different kinds of information quantum systems offer compared to classical systems; about a magic state space allowing to understand applications of quantum information theory such as Bell inequalities, distillation or teleportation or quantum algorithms, you will learn about how to address detection of entanglement via powerful frameworks and their experimentally feasibility for bipartite and multipartite systems. All this are key ingredients for quantum computing and quantum machine learning which will be also discussed. Method: lectures, problem solving problems within the class and for homework. Depending on the wish of the students it will be either in English or German.
When: Monday, 8:30 - 10:45
Where: Ernst-Mach-HS, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2nd floor (1090 Vienna)
Lecturer(s): Philip Walther, Mario Arnolfo Ciampini, Uros Delic, Yaakov Fein, Aisling Johnson, Manuel Reisenbauer, Lee Arthur Rozema, Michael Trupke
Setup of a source for entangled photon pairs – Violation of Bell’s inequality – non-classical two-photon interference (Hong-Ou-Mandel effect) – Encoding of quantum information – optical quantum computer gates – sources and detectors for molecular optics – experimental molecule interference – Experiments using Nitrogen-Vacancies in diamond or, alternatively radiation pressure experiments. The insights and content of this course will be made accessible via experiments. Experiments are done in groups of 2 students and require 2 weeks of full-time work.
When: Monday, 30th of November, 11:30