Quantum Dynamics Unit (Denis Konstantinov)
Associate Professor Denis Konstantinov
denis at oist.jp
Study of complex quantum systems at ultra-low temperatures and far from equilibrium
When a particle, such as an electron, is confined into a small enough region of space, its wave nature becomes prominent and a quantum-mechanical description is necessary. Unlike classical objects moving along well-defined trajectories, such a particle is described in terms of probability density and the uncertainty principle. Quantum dynamics deals with the motion of particles when classical mechanics and electrodynamics fail to give an adequate description. In our Unit, we study dynamics of complex many-particle systems, which lie at the root of many fascinating quantum phenomena. Our aim is to reveal these phenomena in experiments, give them adequate description and find them various applications, such as, for example, implementation for quantum information processing.