Quantum Circuits as Artificial Atoms

Date/Time: 1st May 2008 / 17:00-18:30 - ()

Speaker: Prof. Franco Nori (RIKEN, Japan, and Univ. of Michigan, USA)

Superconducting circuits can behave like atoms making transitions between two energy levels. Such circuits can test quantum mechanics at macroscopic scales and be used to conduct atomic-physics experiments on a silicon chip.