DIPC Colloquium: New frontiers in quantum optics and quantum information
DIPC Seminars
 Speaker

Ignacio Cirac, MaxPlanck Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching, Germany
 When

2018/01/25
17:30  Place
 Donostia International Physics Center
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In the last years, quantum optics and quantum information have merged with
other areas of science, like condensed matter or highenergy physics. This
opens up various scientific questions and poses new theoretical challenges. In
this talk I will give a brief overview of some of the areas of research that
have emerged in that context, like the study and applications of emitters
close to structured baths, and the development of theoretical tools to address
manybody quantum problems. In the first case, I will describe the appearance
of new of manyphoton bound states, the preparation of Fock states, the
simulation of longrange spin interacting models, or the observation of exotic
features in collective decays. In the second, I will briefly describe the
connections with condensed matter theory problems.
_[Ignacio
Cirac](http://www2.mpq.mpg.de/Theorygroup/CIRAC/wiki/index.php/Prof._Dr._J.Ignacio_Cirac.html)
is a theoretical physicist who works in quantum optics, quantum information,
and quantum manybody physics. In his research he proposes experiments to
demonstrate and investigate interesting quantum effects, contributes to the
theory of quantum information, and he applies the methods developed there to
address problems in condensedmatter and particle physics. He is best known
for his groundbreaking proposals to realize quantum computers and quantum
simulations in quantum optical systems, in particular using cold trapped
ions._
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_Since 2001 he is a director of the MaxPlanckInstitute for Quantum Optics in
Garching, where he heads the[Theory
Division](http://www2.mpq.mpg.de/Theorygroup/CIRAC/wiki/index.php/Theory_Division.html).
For his research he has received many awards, among them in 2006 the Prince
ofAsturiasPrize, in 2013 the WolffPrize, and in 2018 the MaxPlanckMedal.
_
[Prof. Cirac's web
page](http://www2.mpq.mpg.de/Theorygroup/CIRAC/wiki/index.php/Prof._Dr._J.Ignacio_Cirac.html)
[Wikipedia
article](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Ignacio_Cirac_Sasturain)