Ben Stickler @ UniKORN Lecture Series

Thursday, November 26, 2020

We gladly share with you the initiative promoted by UniKORN Seminars:

UniKORN is excited to present its first Lecture Series by Dr. Ben Stickler on the "Decoherence in open quantum systems".

Livestream links and information will be made available through Eventbrite. Please sign up to each lecture by going to Eventbrite and signing up for each date. 

Time: 10-11:30am GMT
Dates: 11-14th of January 2021

Eventbrite Link: Click here

While the Schrödinger equation describes the dynamics of isolated quantum systems, real-world systems are always in contact with ambient environments. This leads to thermalisation as well as to decoherence, which can explain the emergence of classical behaviour for objects of increasing size and complexity. This short lecture series will provide the general framework to quantitatively describe the dynamics of open quantum systems and apply it to several practically relevant situations. Amongst others, we will explore the role of decoherence in macroscopic matter-wave interference experiments and discuss the influence of the environment in quantum optomechanics.