Quantum gas of the most magnetic atom, dysprosium for quantum simulation of exotic many-body physics (Lev group)
Quantum engineering in the Department of Applied Physics seeks to develop new quantum sensors & devices, to explore and exploit novel quantum many-body physics, and to develop new directions for quantum information processing and computing
Applied Physics has a strong experimental effort in the burgeoning field of quantum engineering. Our research spans the topics of quantum sensing and devices, quantum analog simulation of many-body physics, and quantum information processing/computation. These efforts complement those explored in other Stanford departments such as Physics and Electrical Engineering.
Our research directions include:
- Atom interferometry for precision tests of gravity;
- The use of quantum gases as a novel sensor to image transport in quantum materials;
- Creating exotic quantum states of matter made of light and atoms for high-precision sensors and as testbeds for quantum theory;
- Exploring nonequilibrium properties of quantum matter to broaden our understanding of quantum many-body physics;
- Theory of quantum feedback and control and quantum information processors;
- The experimental use of atoms, photons, superconducting microwave circuits, and optomechanics to create novel devices for quantum information processing, including quantum neuromorphic computational machines.