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When quantum measurements go out of order

PhD defence, Friday 25 September 2020. Philip Daniel Blocher.

2020.09.25 | Sunitha Satkunam

Philip Daniel Blocher

During his PhD studies, Philip Daniel Blocher has researched the effects of measurements on the dynamics of quantum systems. Quantum measurements are vital in the development and application of quantum technologies, and Philip has explored how these measurements are altered in the presence of temporal disturbances caused by, e.g., signal delays or signal filtering. Additionally, Philip has investigated theoretical and experimental methods of evaluating the correlations in measurement signals to characterize system dynamics.

Philip’s research results contribute to the understanding of the nature of quantum measurements, and the results may find application in the development of quantum technologies.

The PhD study was completed at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University.

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Friday, 25 September 2020 at 15:00
Place: Building 1525, Room 625, Ny Munkegade 120, 8000 Aarhus C. The PhD defence will also be held online. To receive a link to the event, please send an e-mail to Karsten Riisager, kvr@phys.au.dk 
Title of PhD thesis: Quantum measurements in the past and future
Contact information: Philip Daniel Blocher, e-mail: pblocher@phys.au.dk, tel.: +45 22462915
Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Jelena Vučković, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, USA
Adjunct Associate Professor Alexey V. Gorshkov, Joint Quantum Institute, University of Maryland, USA
Associate Professor Karsten Riisager (chairman), Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark
Main supervisor:
Professor Klaus Mølmer, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark
Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.

Due to the coronavirus situation, the PhD thesis will not be available for reading at the offices of the PhD administration. Instead, interested parties may send an e-mail to gradschool.nat@au.dk to receive a digital copy of the PhD thesis. Please note, it may in certain cases be necessary to make an individual arrangement to read the PhD thesis.

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