We plan to return partly to in-person talks. These talks will be held in the interim lecture hall B 0.32 at MPQ and can additionally be attended online. Some talks remain online only.

2G regulations apply to in-person talks, i.e. every time you wish to participate in person, you will have to prove, e.g. with the CovPass-App, that you are vaccinated or recovered.Whether facemasks have to be worn inside the lecture hall will be communicated in the the e-mail announcement for each talk separately. In any case, you will need a medical facemask in the hallway. Audience not affiliated with MPQ are welcome to join in person as long as they meet 2G criteria.

Details on how to participate online are distributed via the mailing lists [wiss-mpq] and [Mpq-colloquium-stream]. To receive this information, please register using the adjacent link.

Scientific organization of the talks:  Dr. Stephan Dürr and Dr. Thomas Udem

Location: Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics

Topological plasmonics: Ultrafast vector movies on the nanoscale (Prof. Harald Gießen)

We present an ultrafast vector microscope with 10 nm spatial and subfemtosecond temporal resolution which is capable of mapping all three vector components of the electric field as well as the magnetic field of light on nanophotonic structures. [more]

Quantum Photonics – from quantum computing to quantum foundations exploring the quantum-gravity interface (Prof. Philip Walther)

The precise quantum control of single photons, together with the intrinsic advantage of being mobile make optical quantum system ideally suited for various applications, reaching from quantum computing to precision measurements. [more]

Field-resolved microscopy: true time-domain views of light-matter interaction (Dr. Nick Karpowicz)

When charged particles move, they inscribe a history of their motion into an electromagnetic field, which carries it away from the origin. Recording various aspects of this light has been one of our main ways of investigating the fundamentals of nature for centuries, but directly observing the waveform has only become possible thanks to recent advances in ultrafast technology. [more]
Traditional quantum interfaces between atomic ensembles and light have relied upon disordered three-dimensional atomic gases. Recently, however, there have been significant efforts toward exploring whether ordered arrays of atoms can give rise to qualitatively different quantum optical phenomena and functionality, specifically due to strong interference in light emission arising from spatial ordering. Here, we discuss ongoing work to explore this question in two-dimensional arrays. [more]

Simulating quantum magnetism with quantum dot Arrays (Prof. Lieven Vandersypen)

Simulating quantum magnetism with quantum dot Arrays
Gate-defined quantum dots have recently emerged as an attractive platform for analog quantum simulation. A quantum dot array naturally emulates the extended Fermi-Hubbard model. The energy scales cover the most relevant parts of the phase diagram, with individually tunable hopping energies well below the on-site interaction energies and at the same time far exceeding the thermal energy. In addition, site-specific potential offsets are individually tunable, further extending the range of physical phenomena that can be explored. [more]
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