OIST Mini-Symposium for Quantum Sensors of Magnetic and Inertial Forces

Quantum systems are extremely fragile, sensitive to noise and fluctuations by their environments. This, in turn, makes them excellent sensors for a variety of forces and fields. In this mini-symposium we focus on the development of novel quantum sensors which are aimed at the precision sensing of inertial forces such as acceleration or gravity, and magnetic forces.

Such sensors - accelerometers/gravimeters or magnetometers, have a widespread application in industry such as sensing underground water movements using gravimeters, through to magnetic brain imaging using magnetoencephelography. Each week we hear from three international experts on these topics in hour-long seminars and discussions.

Attendance is open to any student/faculty member from any of the institutions associated with the speakers listed below.

This mini-symposium is hosted by the Quantum Machines Unit in the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Japan, and will take place from Feb 1, 2021 - March 5, 2021. To get the precise schedule and zoom invitation please register below.

Click here to register to attend the OIST MiniSymposium QSense

Spaces are limited and preference will be given to attendees from the speaker's own institutions.



Prof Sougato Bose

Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK https://www.ucl.ac.uk/physics-astronomy/people/professor-sougato-bose

Research Interests: Entanglement in spin chains, Quantum communication, Quantum Optics, Foundations of Quantum Mechanics. Google Scholar

Prof Dmitry Budker
Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
Helmholtz Institut Mainz, Johannes Gutenberg University, 55128 Mainz, Germany https://physics.berkeley.edu/people/faculty/dmitry-budker


Research Interests: The study of violation of discrete symmetries – parity, time reversal invariance, and permutation symmetry for identical particles - using the methods of modern atomic physics. Google Scholar

Prof Thomas Busch
Okinawa Institute for Science and Technology, Okinawa, Japan https://groups.oist.jp/qsu

Research Interests: Theoretical research into ultracold quantum systems with special emphasis on their suit-ability to realize and test ideas and concepts of quantum information. Google Scholar

Prof Jiangfeng Du
Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale and Department of Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China

Research Interests: Spin based quantum computation and simulation, quantum metrology, and related quantum physics. Google Scholar

Prof Mutsuko Hatano
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology Tokyo, Japan

Research Interests: Developing diamond-based semiconductors for use in power electronics and sensors. Google Scholar

Prof Gabriel Hetet
Laboratoire de Physique de l’Ecole normale superieure, ENS, Universite PSL, CNRS, Sorbonne Universite, Universite Paris-Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cite, Paris, France

Research Interests: Study of the properties of diamond colour centers and their use in experiments involving the coupling of spins with mechanical modes of levitating objects Google Scholar

Prof Fedor Jelezko
Institute for Quantum Optics, Universität Ulm, Albert-Einstein-Allee 11, 89069 Ulm, Germany

Research Interests: Study of diamond-based quantum optics and metrology with applications spanning from biochemistry to quantum information. Google Scholar

Prof Tetsuo Kobayashi
Department of Electrical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto-daigaku Katsura, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8510, Japan

Research Interests: The development of innovative methodologies for noninvasive imaging of the human brain.

Dr. Yuimaru Kubo
Okinawa Institute for Science and Technology, Okinawa, Japan

Research Interests: Hybrid quantum devices, all of which are based on spins in solids. Google Scholar

Prof Nobuyuki Matsumoto
Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8578, Japan

Research Interests: Optical cavity consisting of a movable mirror and fixed mirrors, laser cooling and measurement-based feedback cooling. Google Scholar

Prof Sile Nic Chormaic
Okinawa Institute for Science and Technology, Okinawa, Japan

Research Interests: Atomic and optical physics and consist of three sub-groups: Neutral Atoms for Quantum Technologies, NanoBioOptics and Optical Cavities & Sensing. Google Scholar

Prof Yutaka Shikano
Quantum Computing Center, Keio University, Japan

Research Interests: Quantum measurement to visualize quantum dynamics and quantum foundations related to quantum information, including photophysics and pattern formation. Google Scholar

Prof Hendrik Ulbricht
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom

Research Interests: Experimental tests of fundamental theories of Nature by table-top experiments but also in space. Google Scholar

Dr Sabine Wolk
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V. (DLR) Institut für Quantentechnologien, Söflingerstr. 100, 89077, Ulm, Germany

Research Interests: Quantum technologies based on distributed quantum systems with sensor networks or investigating the interaction of two quantum systems for reinforcement learning. Google Scholar

Prof Jason Twamley
Quantum Machines Unit, Okinawa Institute for Science and Technology, Onna-son, Okinawa, Japan

Research Interests: Quantum technologies based on hybrid quantum systems and quantum sensing. Google Scholar