4:00 PM (CET) 17 December 2020. Prof. Dr. MARKUS ASPELMEYER (University of Vienna)
Quantum control of levitated solids: a new perspective on the gravity-quantum interface
The increasing level of control over motional quantum states of massive, solid-state mechanical devices opens the door to an hitherto unexplored parameter regime of macroscopic quantum physics. I will report on our recent progress towards controlling levitated solids in the quantum regime. I will discuss the prospects of using these systems for fundamental tests of physics, including the interface between quantum and gravitational physics.