New frontiers in quantum simulation: QED and QCD with cold atoms and ions

Peter Zoller


Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Innsbruck

Jueves 29/11/2012, 14 hs
Aula Seminario, 2do piso, Pabellón I 



Recently, the condensed matter and atomic physics communities have mutually

benefited from synergies emerging from the quantum simulation of strongly

correlated systems using atomic setups. While there is presently

significant interest in artificial gauge fields mimicking magnetic fields

in (neutral) atom setups to observe phenomena like fractional quantum Hall

physics, we will discuss prospects of realizing simple models of dynamical

gauge fields (lattice gauge theories) as a next generation of possible cold

atom experiments, where the (very) long term goal is to develop atomic

quantum simulators for QED and QCD.

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