Quantum Science Perspectives
Currently postponed due to Corona outbreak
The Hebrew University/Edmond J. Safra,
Givat Ram, Jerusalem


The Hebrew University's Quantum Information Science Center invites you to explore the breadth and depth of quantum science, through a series of lectures by world leaders in the  fields  of  quantum  computational  complexity,  physical  realizations  of  quantum processors, verifiability of quantum dynamics, and more. This  series  aims at  bringing  together  the  broad community of  quantum  researchers  in Israel, spanning physics, computer science, math, chemistry and engineering. The talks will be held approximately once a month.

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Postponed due to the Corona outbreak


Quantum sensing with solid state spins: Principles, applications and perspectives

Prof. Christian Degen (ETH)

Postponed due to Corona outbreak


“Quantum sensing” describes the use of a quantum system, quantum properties, or quantum phenomena to perform a measurement of a physical quantity. Historical examples of quantum sensors include magnetometers based on superconducting quantum interference devices and atomic vapors or atomic clocks. More recently, quantum sensing has become a distinct and rapidly growing branch of research within the area of quantum science and technology, with the most common platforms being spin qubits, trapped ions, and flux qubits. The field is expected to provide new opportunities - especially with regard to high sensitivity and precision - in applied physics and other areas of science.

In this talk, I will give an introduction into the concepts of quantum sensing with solid-state qubits, focusing on our group’s experimental research on nitrogen-vacancy centers (NV centers) in diamond. I will discuss the challenges of integrating diamond quantum sensors into real-world technology, and conclude with some illustrative examples highlighting emerging applications in nanoscale metrology of magnetism, currents, and spins.


Food & Beverages

Reception, networking, snacks and beverages

(Outside of Chemistry 7 lecture hall, Los Angeles Bldg.)




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