Summersemester 2019

Lecture

Quantum Optics I (260046)

Professor(s): Markus Aspelmeyer, Nikolai Kiesel

The aim of the course is to obtain an understanding of the quantum properties of light. The course will provide an introduction into the experimental foundations of quantum optics, the key experiments and the basic theoretical principles. Topics include: review of linear and nonlinear optics; lasers and cavities; photon statistics; nonclassical states of light; cavity quantum electrodynamics (cavity QED); quantum optical control of matter (trapped ions, quantum optomechanics); measuring time and space with quantum light (frequency combs, atomic clocks, gravitational wave detectors)

When:

Wednesday, 11:30 - 14:30

Where:

Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2nd floor

ECTS-Credits: 5.00

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Lecture

Quantum Theory II (442635)

Professor(s): Andreas Buchleitner

The lecture will dwell on selected topics in advanced quantum mechanics, targeting students on the M.Sc. or early PhD level. While organised around “classic” subjects like perturbation, scattering and angular momentum theory, also examples from current research will be blended in.

Selected topics from: Perturbation Theory, Scattering Theory, Angular momentum Theory, Systems of identical particles, Entanglement Theory; Aim: A deeper understanding of quantum Theory;

When:

preliminary talk: 26th of March, 11:00

Where:

Erwin-Schrödinger-HS at ESI, Boltzmanngasse 3

ECTS-Credits: 2.00

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Lecture

Theory in Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (260027)

Professor(s): Borivoje Dakic

Topics will include:
1) Quantization of the Electromagnetic Field,
2) Quantum states of light (Fock states, coherent states, squeezed states etc.),
3) Phase-space methods (representation theorems, Wigner, Glauber and Husimi function, optical equivalence theorem),
4) Quantum linear optics ( beamsplitters and phase-shifters),
5) Elements of entanglement theory for continuous-variable systems,
6) Hong-Ou-Mandel effect,
7) Non-linear optics (parametric down-conversion),
8) Light-matter interaction (Rabi model, Jaynes-Cummings model).

When:

Tuesday, 13:45 - 17:00

Where:

Ludwig-Boltzmann-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, ground floor

ECTS-Credits: 6.00

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Lecture

Testing quantum physics on the large scale (260065)

Professor(s): Rainer Kaltenbaek

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.

When:

Monday, 09:15 - 10:45

Where:

Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2nd floor

ECTS-Credits: 2.50

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Lecture+Exercise (VU)

The Physics of Matter-Waves (260014)

Lecturer(s): Markus Arndt, Thomas Juffmann

Goal of this lecture is to provide a comprehensive review over some history, the state of the art and emergent applications of matter-wave interferometry, a field that is growing rapidly at the interface between the foundations of quantum physics, condensed matter physics, chemical physics, biomolecular physics, geodesy and metrology.

When:

Monday, 12:15 - 14:45

Where:

Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, ground floor

ECTS-Credits: 5.00

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Seminar

Vienna Physics Doctorate Highlights (442604)

Professor(s): Markus Arndt

Overview of actual highlights of current PhD projects in seminar talks, teaching of a critical discussion and review of cutting edge reseach results.

When:

to be announced

Where:

to be announced

ECTS-Credits: 5.00

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Seminar

Quantum Optics Seminar (442615)

Professor(s): Caslav Brukner

Introduction to experiments and theoretical approaches in modern quantum optics.

When:

to be announced

Where:

to be announced

ECTS-Credits: 5.00

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Seminar

High-dimensional quantum information and thermodynamics (260064)

Professor(s): Nicolai Friis, Marcus Huber

The goal is the in-depth study of concurrent research in high-dimensional quantum information/entanglement and quantum thermodynamics. Invited talks from external experts are interspersed with student talks to recent developments in the field.

When:

Monday, 14:00 - 15:30

Where:

IQOQI Seminar room W47, Währingerstraße 47, 8-9

ECTS-Credits: 5.00

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Seminar

Photonic Quantum Information Processing (442636)

Professor(s): Philip Walther

This seminar aims to discuss the current research in the field of photonic quantum computing and quantum information science with a focus on the related research progress of local research groups. The seminar will be held in English. Participants will be requested to choose one timely research topic, either be being actively involved or by literature research. This topic will be then presented and discussed at the seminar.

When:

Tuesday, 10:15 - 11:45

Where:

Schrödinger Kitchen, Boltzmanngasse 5, 4th floor

ECTS-Credits: 5.00

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Seminar

Device-independent Physics (260078)

Professor(s): Miguel Navascues

When physicists do not trust the calibration of the devices composing an experimental setup, they can opt to model the whole experiment via a black box, where one inputs a symbol (the type of experiment) and returns an output (the outcome of the experiment). Remarkably, in some situations, the mere correlations between different laboratories (or boxes) allow one to learn something meaningful about the contents of each box. E.g.: assuming that the system inside the box is quantum, correlations between different boxes are enough to lower bound the Hilbert space dimension of the underlying quantum state. Morever, since different physical theories predict different possible correlations between distant observers, some of such “device-independent” experiments can reveal the nature of the system within the black box. In this course we will learn what makes correlations physical (classical, quantum or otherwise) and how different assumptions on the underlying experimental setups translate at the level of correlations.

When:

Thursday, 14:00 - 15:30

Where:

IQOQI Seminar Room

ECTS-Credits: 5.00

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Lecture

Complex Quantum Systems Summerschool (260122)

Professor(s): Caslav Brukner, Philip Walther

Introduction to modern topics of quantum optics, quantum nano physics and quantum information.

When:

September 16th - September 20th, 2019

Where:

to be announced

ECTS-Credits: 2.50

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Lecture

Quantum Information Theory II (260159)

Professor(s): Beatrix Hiesmayr

Selected Topics from Quantum Information Theory, including quantum cryptography, secret sharing, secret sharing+genuine entanglement, open quantum systems (decoherence/master equations), mutually unbiased bases+uncertainty relations, mutually unbiased bases+detection of entanglement, relativistic entanglement of two massive particles, contextuality,...

When:

Friday, 10:45 - 12:15

Where:

Kleiner Seminarraum, Zi.3510, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5th floor

ECTS-Credits: 2.50

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Lecture

Entanglement theory (260063)

Professor(s): Yelena Guryanova, Marcus Huber, Maximilian Lock

Goal of the lecture is an in-depth exploration of the phenomenon of quantum entanglement. Initially regarded as a mathematical artefact with, at most, philosophical implications, recent years have seen the rise of quantum information theory with entanglement as a fundamental resource for information processing. In this lecture we will cover the basics and historical development of understanding this phenomenon, continuing to modern entanglement theory of bi- and multipartite systems. We will discuss mathematical methods for its characterisation, quantification and certification and connect to some modern applications to give a comprehensive overview over the field of entanglement theory.

When:

Tuesday, 11:15 - 12:30
Wednesday, 11:15 - 12:15

Where:

Ludwig-Boltzmann-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, ground floor

ECTS-Credits: 5.00

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Lecture

Advanced Quantum Mechanics (260089)

Professor(s): Jan Rosseel, Frank Verstraete

The central goal of this course is to deepen your knowledge of quantum mechanics. Topics covered are the postulates of quantum mechanics, unitary and anti-unitary symmetries, central potentials, scattering theory, time dependent and independent perturbation theory, second quantization and Hartree Fock theory.

When:

Tuesday, 14:45 - 16:15
Wednesday, 13:00 - 14:30

Where:

Lise-Meitner-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, first floor

ECTS-Credits: 6.00

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Lecture+Exercise (VU)

Advanced Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (260020)

Lecturer(s): Markus Arndt, Thomas Juffmann

Goals: Understand the physics of atoms, lasers and molecules as well as modern methods to prepare and use cold atoms and molecules.

When:

Monday, 9:15 - 11:45

Where:

Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, ground floor

ECTS-Credits: 5.00

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Seminar

Quantum Optomechanics (260358)

Professor(s): Markus Aspelmeyer

This course is aimed at students pursuing Thesis work (at any level) in quantum optomechanics or a closely related discipline. The Quantum regime of massive mechanical systems opens up a new parameter-regime for experimental physics. Relevant topics range from quantum measurement to macroscopic quantum superpositions. We will discuss relevant important literature on that topic.

When:

Thursday, 11:30 - 13:00

Where:

Seminarraum, Zi. 3354A, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3rd floor

ECTS-Credits: 5.00

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Seminar

Fachspezifisches Seminar - Quanteninformation, Verschränkung und Geometrie (260247)

Professor(s): Reinhold Bertlmann, Beatrix Hiesmayr, Frank Verstraete

Focus: Theory of quantum structure and geometry of space, time and matter; experimental physics; atomic and subatomic physics; quantum information: quantum cryptography, quantum teleportation, quantum computer; quantum effects: quantum Zeno effect, interaction-free measurement, no-cloning theorem and non-perfect cloning; nonlocality: entangled states - mathematical characterization, complementarity and Bell inequalities and decoherence in particle physics, multi-partite entanglement; physics and geometry: Dirac monopole, Aharanov-Bohm effect, Berry phase, quantum information and geometry.

When:

to be announced

Where:

to be announced

ECTS-Credits: 5.00

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Seminar

Questions and progress in quantum information and causality (260075)

Professor(s): Markus Müller

Presentation and knowledge of very recent research in quantum information theory and causality. There will be an alteration between invited international speakers, and student talks on current research.

When:

Thursday, 10:00 - 11:30

Where:

IQOQI Kitchen

ECTS-Credits: 5.00

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Exercise

Quantum Optics I - Exercises (260035)

Lecturer(s): Thomas Juffmann

The aim of the course is to obtain an understanding of the quantum properties of light. The course will provide an introduction into the experimental foundations of quantum optics, the key experiments and the basic theoretical principles. Topics include: review of linear and nonlinear optics; lasers and cavities; photon statistics; nonclassical states of light; cavity quantum electrodynamics (cavity QED); quantum optical control of matter (trapped ions, quantum optomechanics); measuring time and space with quantum light (frequency combs, atomic clocks, gravitational wave detectors).

When:

Monday, 16:45 - 18:15

Where:

Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, ground floor

ECTS-Credits: 5.00

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Laboratory

Praktikum Quantenoptik (260211)

Lecturer(s): Philip Walther, Yaakov Fein, Philipp Geyer, Nikolai Kiesel, Giulia Rubino, Valeria Saggio, Teodor Strömberg, Michael Trupke

Photon-Experiments - Violation of Bell s inqualities - Physics of Lasers - Sources and detectors for molecular quantum optics - Molecule interferometry. Experiments are done in groups of 2-3 students and require three weeks of full-time work.

When:

Block, 9th September - 27th September

Where:

Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5th floor

ECTS-Credits: 10.00

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