Prof. Sudhir (ME, MIT) will present the ECE seminar today at 3pm MT titled “Quantum mechanics up to the human-scale.” It is open to the public and should be accessible to a wide audience. Zoom info here.
Abstract: Why do human-scale objects apparently not follow the rules of quantum physics? And yet, we believe that quantum mechanics is the correct underlying description of nature. I will address this discrepancy through a series of experiments done in collaboration with my colleagues and group members. These experiments show that objects weighing as much as 10 kg can be realized in quantum states; that, one can directly observe the consequence of Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle on nano-scale objects; that the act of measurement not only changes the subject of the measurement, but also the state of the apparatus used; and that atomic vibrations in everyday objects can be prepared in non-classical and entangled states at ambient conditions.
Apratim Majumder was recently appointed Research Assistant Professor in our Dept. and was also awarded a College of Engineering seed grant to study tunable flat lenses. Congratulations!
Two papers from our lab were highlighted as the most downloaded papers in February in OSA Continuum. A paper led by Sourangsu Banerji describes the use of machine learning to design compact integrated photonics devices (open-access link). A second paper led by Monjurul Meem describes free-form visible broadband flat lenses (open-access link).These papers are freely available online.
Our paper was published today in Optics Express demonstrating the use of Machine Learning for 3D deep-brain computational microscopy. It is available freely here. Congratulations to Ruipeng and the rest of the team!