Wed, Jan 12, 2011 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars
Speaker: Kurt Jacobs, University of Massachusetts Boston
Talk Title: Real-Time Feedback Control of a Mesoscopic Superposition
Abstract: I will talk about how to use continuous real-time feedback to track, control, and protect a mesoscopic superposition of two spatially separated wave-packets. The feedback protocol is enabled by an approximate state-estimator, and requires two continuous measurements, performed simultaneously. Both measurements can be implemented for nanomechanical and superconducting resonators with readily available circuit elements.
Biography: Kurt Jacobs obtained his PhD from Imperial College in 1998. He held postdoctoral research positions at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Griffith University, and LSU, before joining the faculty in the Physics Department at UMass Boston in 2006, where he is presently an Assistant Professor. He has worked on quantum measurement theory, feedback control in mesoscopic systems, the quantum-to-classical transition, and the relationship between information, control, and thermodynamics.
Host: Todd Brun, firstname.lastname@example.org, EEB 502, X03503
Audiences: Everyone Is Invited
Contact: Gerrielyn Ramos