Physics Colloquium

Thursday 15 November 2018, 3:00pm to 4:00pm


Cavendish Lecture Theatre, Faraday Building - View Map

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Alumni, Applicants, Postgraduates, Staff, Undergraduates


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Event Details

Weak Measurement: A Peephole into the Quantum World

Traditionally, measurement in quantum mechanics implies strong measurement. The latter, according to von Neumann, involves the collapse postulate. By contrast, weak measurements allow us to follow the detector- system interaction through Hamiltonian dynamics. I will review the advantages of weak measurement and a derivative protocol called weak value, and will discuss how they can be harnessed to obtain unusually strong amplification of weak signals, detection of many-body virtual states, and non- local excitations. Furthermore, I will discuss future challenges, of harnessing weak measurements to engineer and control on-demand quantum states


Prof. Yuval Gefen The Weizmann Institute of Science Rehovot, Israel

Contact Details

Name Dr Sergey Kafanov

Telephone number

+44 1524 593595