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Physics Colloquium: Martin Claassen, Guiding Principles for Engineering Quantum Matter far from Equilibrium

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Physics Colloquium: Martin Claassen, Guiding Principles for Engineering Quantum Matter far from Equilibrium
When Feb 26, 2020
from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where MR418N
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Contact Phone 212-650-5625
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Guiding Principles for Engineering Quantum Matter far from Equilibrium

Martin Claassen, Ph.D.

Flatiron Research Fellow
Center for Computational Quantum Physics, Flatiron Institute
New York, NY

 

Abstract:
One of the most fascinating aspects of non-equilibrium physics is that
a macroscopic quantum system pushed out of equilibrium can exhibit
markedly different dynamics when probed on different time scales.
Pioneered in time-resolved condensed matter experiments and ultracold
atoms, the idea to use external driving such as strong optical pulses
holds promise to exceed the limitations set by chemistry and push
materials into non-equilibrium states with novel or useful properties.
However, a characterization of thermalization, order and dynamics far
from equilibrium remains a fundamental challenge. This talk will
discuss how tailored light pulses can provide a non-thermal handle to
control, probe, manipulate or induce new electronic or magnetic phases
in correlated electron systems and quantum magnets. I will argue that
symmetries and statistical considerations in driven systems can yield
universal features that determine the non-equilibrium state, dictate
dynamics on different time scales as well as point towards new tools
to study quantum systems far from equilibrium.

 

 

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Bio

Martin Claassen joined the Simons Foundation in 2017 as a research fellow at the Center for Computational Quantum Physics. His research focuses on nonequilibrium and driven quantum systems with strong correlations or topological order. Claassen received his Ph.D. in applied physics from Stanford University, where he worked on photo-induced topological states of matter and lattice realizations of the fractional quantum Hall effect. He holds an M.Sc. and a B.Sc. in electrical engineering from ETH Zurich.

More details on Martin's research can be found here.