CoQuS Talk by Martin B. Plenio

21.01.2019 17:00 - 19:00

on "Diamond Quantum Devices from Quantum Simulation to Medical Imaging"

The Vienna Doctoral Programme on Complex Quantum Systems invites you to a

Seminar Talk


Martin B. Plenio

Institute of Theoretical Physics, Ulm University


“Diamond Quantum Devices
From Quantum Simulation to Medical Imaging

Perfect diamond is transparent for visible light but there are famous diamonds, such as the famous Oppenheim Blue or the Pink Panther worth ten's of millions of dollar, which have

intense colour. An important source of colour in diamond are lattice defects which emit and absorb light at optical frequencies and may indeed possess a non-vanishing ground state

electronic spin. I will explore the physics of one of these defects, the nitrogen vacancy center, and show how we can manipulate its electronic spin to develop quantum simulators, nanoscale quantum sensors and sources of nuclear hyperpolarisation. Applications of such devices range from sensing in biology to medical imaging.


Monday, 21 January, 2019

16:30h get-together with coffee and snacks!


Lise Meitner Hörsaal, Strudlhofgasse 4, 1st floor, Vienna


The seminar talk will be preceded by a CoQuS Student talk at 17:00h by

Yuri Minoguchi

TU Wien

“Dissipative Photon-Blockade and Environment Induced Rabi Oscillations in the
Optomechanical Boson-Boson Model”

Hosted by: Peter Rabl

Lise Meitner Hörsaal, Strudlhofgasse 4, 1st floor, Vienna