Universal matter-wave interferometry

by Markus Arndt

University of Vienna
at Physics Colloquium

Mon, 13 Dec 2021, 16:10


Matter-wave physics is at the heart of quantum science and applied technologies and yet perceived as an open challenge to a conceptual understanding.
In this talk I will discuss recent advances and future avenues in pushing quantum interferometry to complex, massive objects.
Should there be a limit and if so when and why? Is it the coupling to the environment, spontaneous collapse or gravity?
I will introduce the experimental concepts and interferometer technologies that have allowed us to probe the quantum superposition of complex matter, from atoms over molecules and clusters to polypeptide antibiotics and molecules beyond 25 kDa. And we will explore together some of the possible strategies to push the boundaries to even higher mass and complexity.

*** The Zoom link will be sent to all the department members on the day of the event. ***

Created on 06-12-2021 by Kats, Yevgeny (katsye)
Updaded on 06-12-2021 by Kats, Yevgeny (katsye)