AMO Seminar: Martine Schut, University of Groningen, “Entanglement-based test of Quantum Gravity and its Experimental Challenges”

Event time: 
Monday, December 18, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Sloane Physics Laboratory SPL, Room 51 See map
217 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Martine Schut, University of Groningen
Event description: 

In 2017 a table top experiment that uses entanglement witnessing to test the quantum nature of gravity was proposed. Following the Local Operations and Classical Communication (LOCC) principle, two initially unentangled quantum superpositions can only become entangled via a quantum mediator. Therefore, if two quantum systems that interact solely via gravity become entangled, this is a sign of the quantum nature of the graviton. This idea will briefly be discussed in the talk, after which some of the experimental challenges in realising this experiment will be discussed, mainly focussing on decoherence and environmental noise..
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