[PAST EVENT] Physics Colloquium - Elizabeth Goldschmidt

October 9, 2020
4pm - 5pm
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Elizabeth Goldschmidt

Elizabeth Goldschmidt, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, Title of talk: Quantum information with photons

Zoom Link available upon request. Please email Ellie at [[evwilk]].

Abstract: Quantum information has the potential to be a transformative technology in the coming decades enabling secure information sharing, fundamental metrological advantages, and massive computational speedup for some classically intractable problems. Light plays an important role in many quantum information systems, particularly for transmitting quantum bits, or qubits. I will give a broad overview of the role that optical photons can play in quantum computing and quantum networking. This includes a discussion of generating light that is suitable for quantum information applications, inducing effective interactions between photons to enable entangling operations, and engineering light-matter interfaces for reversible mapping of quantum information. I will highlight recent experimental results to illustrate all of these research goals.

Bio: Elizabeth Goldschmidt is an Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she runs an experimental research group focusing on quantum optics and quantum information. She received her bachelors in physics from Harvard University in 2006 and her doctorate in physics from the University of Maryland in 2014, where her graduate research focused on single photon technologies and optical quantum memory. She was a National Research Council postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology from 2014-2016 where she studied ultracold and Rydberg excited atoms in optical lattices for quantum simulation. She was a staff scientist at the US Army Research Laboratory studying quantum optics in solid-state systems before joining the UIUC faculty in the fall of 2019.