Colloquium Ehrenfestii - Markus Aspelmeyer: "How does a quantum object gravitate?"



19:30 hrs


Leiden: De Sitterzaal (Oort Building)


Colloquium Ehrenfestii by Markus Aspelmeyer (University of Vienna, IQOQI) on "How does a quantum object gravitate?".

Abstract: No experiment today provides evidence that gravity requires a quantum description. The growing ability to achieve quantum optical control over massive solid-state objects may change that situation – by enabling experiments that directly probe the phenomenology of quantum states of gravitational source masses. I will review the current status in the lab and the challenges to be overcome for future experiments.

The Colloquium Ehrenfestii takes place Wednesday evenings starting at 19:30 hours in the main auditorium of the Oort building. Before the Colloquium, there is a common dinner in the canteen located on the ground floor of the Oort building. This dinner starts at 18:00 hours sharp and is free of charge, under the condition that one attends the colloquium and that one has made a reservation before noon on the Tuesday preceding the colloquium.

More information (including online link and link to register for the preceding dinner) can be found on this website.