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Quantum simulation of spin models with tunable arrays of 200 single Rydberg atoms
Time: 2:00 pm
Speaker: Thierry Lahaye, Université Paris Saclay & CNRS, Palaiseau
Abstract: In this seminar, I will present how arrays of up to 200 single atoms held in optical tweezers and made to interact by exciting them to Rydberg states are an almost ideal platform for quantum simulation of quantum magnetism. I'll first review briefly the experimental realization of such arrays, and then illustrate, with recent experiments, how we can use it simulate the behavior of Ising or XY quantum magnets.

Please note that the old VAMOS Zoom link from prior seminars will no longer work. This seminar (and future seminars) can be accessed via the links on our website ( or this new Zoom link ( ).

There will also be a post-seminar discussion session with the speaker. The discussion will take place in a separate Zoom room directly after the seminar, and all attendees are welcome to participate. (Faculty will be asked to leave after ~10-15 minutes to give students and postdocs more opportunities to interact with the speaker.)
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