Prof. Peter Zoller
Quantum Optics & Quantum Many-body Physics
Roy Glauber's Quantum Optics has provided us with deep insights on the quantum nature of light, and atom-light interactions. This has paved the way to the Quantum Optics of today, where quantum optical systems represent one of the most promising ways to build synthetic quantum many-body systems and study many-body dynamics with quantum optical tools. In this talk we discuss recent examples of quantum many-body systems with atoms and ions, illustrating Glauber's legacy. Our discussion will in particular focus on quantum simulation of closed and open quantum many-body systems, and the development of novel measurement protocols building on the quantum optical toolbox.