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ESE Spring Seminar – “Dynamics and Control of Quantum Systems”

March 8 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In practice, quantum systems of interest are never isolated. The presence of noise or the interaction with an environment can radically change a system’s dynamics, typically destroying resources such as quantum coherence and entanglement – that is, destroying the resources that are necessary to benefit from quantum phenomena in applications of quantum science.

I will present a general framework to study the dynamics of realistic quantum systems from first principles. More specifically, I will show bounds on the speed with which open-quantum and classical-stochastic systems evolve. In certain regimes, these bounds correctly capture dynamics in a range of fields, from quantum and classical thermodynamics to evolutionary biology.

In the last part of the talk, I will introduce a mechanism to control the dynamics of open quantum systems by exploiting measurement feedback from continuous monitoring. I will show how this can, in turn, be used to mitigate the effects of the interaction with an environment.

Luis Pedro García-Pintos

Assistant Research Scientist, University of Maryland, College Park

Luis Pedro García-Pintos has an M.Sc. in Physics from the University of the Republic in Uruguay and a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. Following his Ph.D., Luis Pedro moved to the U.S. to undertake postdoctoral positions at Chapman University and the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is currently an Assistant Research Scientist at the University of Maryland, College Park.


March 8
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Electrical and Systems Engineering
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Raisler Lounge (Room 225), Towne Building
220 South 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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