報告題目：Exploring non-equilibrium phases of matter using controlled quantum systems
報告人： Myung-Joong Hwang 教授 （德國Ulm大學和昆山杜克大學）
報告地點： 物理學院新樓D - 502會議室
Advances in quantum technologies are pushing towards building complex quantum systems from individual atoms, ions, photons, and solid-state qubits. The engineered quantum many-body systems are often constantly driven by external fields and always in contact with external bath. Together with a great degree of controllability for microscopic interactions, they offer an ideal platform to explore non-equilibrium phases of light and matter in driven and open settings, about which little is known. The biggest challenge in this endeavor however lies at the difficulty of scaling up the system size while maintaining controllability. In this talk, I will introduce an approach that circumvents the issue of scalability based on the notion of finite-component system phase transition, thereby allowing the realization of non-equilibrium phases of matter with controlled quantum systems that are currently available in labs. I will show how the simultaneously large spin-boson coupling strength and detuning lead to the thermodynamic limit of infinite boson excitations in which finite-component quantum systems could undergo a superradiant phase transition and how such an exotic limit can be engineered in physical systems such as ion-traps.
Dr. Myung-Joong Hwang received the B.S. and Ph.D degrees in physics from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) in Korea in 2006 and 2013, respectively. He has been a postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. Martin Plenio at the Institute of Theoretical Physics at Ulm University, Germany since 2014. His research interest lies at the interface of quantum optics, condensed matter physics, and quantum technology and covers strongly interacting light-matter interactions and phase transitions in small-scale controlled quantum systems. He has published 16 papers in refereed Journals, including five papers in Physical Review Letters.
邀請人： 張文獻 教授