Universität Wien FIND

260065 VO Testing quantum physics on the large scale (2019S)

2.50 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik

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Sprache: Englisch

Prüfungstermine

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

On the first date of the lecture (4.3.2019), the lecturer will provide an overview of the lecture contents and the modalities of the exams. The students will have the opportunity to provide input regarding potential additional lecture content on topics of interest.

Montag 04.03. 09:15 - 10:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien (Vorbesprechung)
Montag 11.03. 09:15 - 10:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Montag 18.03. 09:15 - 10:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Montag 25.03. 09:15 - 10:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Montag 01.04. 09:15 - 10:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Montag 08.04. 09:15 - 10:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Montag 29.04. 09:15 - 10:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Montag 06.05. 09:15 - 10:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Montag 13.05. 09:15 - 10:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Montag 20.05. 09:15 - 10:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Montag 27.05. 09:15 - 10:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Montag 03.06. 09:15 - 10:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Montag 17.06. 09:15 - 10:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Montag 24.06. 09:15 - 10:45 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien

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Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Goal of this lecture is to provide a comprehensive review of tests of quantum physics on the macroscopic scale - i.e., tests of quantum physics with macroscopic masses and/or over macroscopic distances. The lecture will provide an overview historical developments, the motivation behind experimental tests of quantum physics and a discussion of the limitations of such tests and venues to overcome these limitations in proposed future experiments.

* Quantum measurement problem, possible limitations of quantum physics
* Environmental decoherence & isolation from the environment
* Possible deviations from quantum physics (Collapse models, Macrorealism, Deviations due to gravity)
* heating of center-of-mass motion
* matter-wave interference
* quantum optomechanics and its use for fundamental tests
* gravitational decoherence of massive superpositions
* gravitational decoherence of entanglement
* Rotational revival and rotational alignment decay
* experimental limitations
- imperfect isolation (blackbody radiation, gas collisions)
- vibrations
- limited statistics
- limited free-fall time
* proposals for future experiments

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Participation during the course and a final exam implemented as a moodle-based multiple-choice test.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Students should have completed the following courses:
Introduction to Physics I-IV
Theoretical Physics I-II

Grading:
Pass= 50% of the maximal points
Grades = linear scale from 50%-100% in steps of 12.5 %

Prüfungsstoff

Topics from all content of the lecture.

Literatur

Books and review articles:

.) Decoherence, M. Schlosshauer, Springer (2007)
.) Models of wave-function collapse, underlying theories, and experimental tests, Rev. Mod. Phys. 85, 471 (2013)
.) Macroscopic Matter Wave Interferometry, S. Nimmrichter, Springer (2014)
.) Entanglement decoherence in a gravitational well according to the event formalism, T. C. Ralph, J. Pienaar, New J. Phys. 16, 085008 (2014)
.) Macroscopic Quantum Resonators (MAQRO): 2015 Update, R. Kaltenbaek et al, EPJ Quantum Technology2016 3, 5 (2016)
.) Gravitational decoherence, A. Bassi, A. Großardt, H. Ulbricht, Class. Quantum Grav. 34, 193002 (2017)

References to additional literature on topics treated during the lecture will be provided during the lecture. The material will be collected on he moodle platform.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

MF 6, MaG 17, MaV 5

Letzte Änderung: Mi 09.10.2019 11:48