Materials Science, Physics, Quantum Mechanics
University of California, Berkeley
My main research interests focus on trapped ions to get a deeper understanding of quantum mechanics. Using laser light, strings of ions trapped with electro-dynamical forces can be cooled to their motional ground state. Furthermore, the ions’ internal electronic states can be initialized, manipulated and measured with high accuracy. This high degree of control offers exciting prospects to investigate quantum phenomena such as superpositions and entanglement both in atomic systems as well as in more complex systems.