VCQ Talk by Peter Maurer (University of Chicago)

14.06.2021 17:00 - 18:30

"Quantum Sensing: Probing biological systems in a new light "

VCQ COLLOQUIUM TALK

 

by

Peter Maurer

(University of Chicago)

 

MONDAY, June 14th , starting at 17:00

 

Quantum Sensing: Probing biological systems in a new light

Quantum optics has had a profound impact on precision measurements, and recently enabled probing various physical quantities, such as magnetic fields and temperature, with nanoscale spatial resolution. In my talk, I will discuss the development and application of novel quantum metrological technologies that enable the study of biological systems in a new regime. I will start with a general introduction to quantum sensing, with a focus on the measurement of magnetic fields at a nanoscale. I will then show how we utilize such sensing techniques to control the temperature profile in living systems with subcellular resolution. Finally, I will provide an outlook on how quantum sensing and single-molecule biophysics can be utilized to perform NMR spectroscopy with unprecedented sensitivity, possibly down to the level of individual biomolecules.

 

Host: Thomas Juffmann

 

Further information can be found on the VCQ website: 

vcq.quantum.at/colloquium-ss21/