11 November 2014
Profs. Oliver Morsch and Immanuel Bloch have published an article for the general reader in the SdW, Nov. 2014 issue on 'Simulated Quantum Worlds' . Today's computers cannot calculate exactly the dynamics and properties of many quantum particles. These systems are highly important to understand timely problems in solid-state physics, nanoscience, and super conducting devices. However, researchers are nowadays able to build systems of many quantum particles in highly controllable set-ups, therefore being able to analyze, control and accurately measure their properties. With these so-called ‘quantum simulators’, the physics of what happens in otherwise hardly observable processes is unveiled, and even more, new and yet unknown materials can be designed.