Since 2002 Perimeter Institute has been recording seminars, conference talks, and public outreach events using video cameras installed in our lecture theatres. Perimeter now has 7 formal presentation spaces for its many scientific conferences, seminars, workshops and educational outreach activities, all with advanced audio-visual technical capabilities. Recordings of events in these areas are all available On-Demand from this Video Library and on Perimeter Institute Recorded Seminar Archive (PIRSA). PIRSA is a permanent, free, searchable, and citable archive of recorded seminars from relevant bodies in physics. This resource has been partially modelled after Cornell University's arXiv.org.
We propose and theoretically investigate the implementation of entangling operations on two two-level atoms using cavity-QED scenarios. The atoms interact with an optical cavity and their state is postselected in a noninvasive way by measuring the optical field after the interaction. We show that the resulting quantum operation can be exploited to implement an entanglement purification protocol, where a fidelity larger than one half with respect to any Bell state is not a necessary condition.
Introducing a new field which makes the Hamiltonian unbounded, we show that vacuum fluctuations of a scalar field destabilized the flatspace. Perturbation in this new scalar field, may also explain some astrophysical phenomena in the galactic scale.
In classical mechanics, only the initial state of the system is needed to determine its time evolution. Additional information on the final state is either redundant or inconsistent. In quantum mechanics, however, the initial state does not convey all measurements’ outcomes. Only when augmented with a final quantum state, which can be understood as propagating backwards in time, a richer, more complete picture of quantum reality is portrayed.
Improving the broadband quantum sensitivity of an advanced gravitational wave detector is one of the key steps for future updating of gravitational wave detectors. Reduction of the broadband quantum noise needs squeezed light with frequency dependent squeezing angle. Current designs for generating frequency dependent squeezed light are based on an ultra-high finesse filter cavity, therefore optical loss will serious contaminate the squeezed light.
Bell's inequality is often stated as proving that quantum mechanics is non-local (rather than non-realistic, which apparently shows that physicists have more problems with non-realism than with non-locality). I will argue that the purpose of the use of locality in Bell's argument (in the CHSH form) is to make the classical system as close to the quantum system as possible, not to differentiate it from the quantum, and that non-realism is a more reasonable interpretation than is non-locality.
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