Atomtronics: A Very Short Introduction

Friday, February 17, 2017: 11:00 AM-11:15 AM
Room 308 (Hynes Convention Center)
Pick up a smart phone, and you engage a dense network of atomic clocks, the most distant maybe
20,000 km away in Earth orbit. Atomtronics seeks to shift even more work to atomic media, using ultracold atoms from Bose-Einstein condensates as the carriers of mass, spin and information in circuit architectures – like the roles that electrons play in conventional electronics. We’ll look at a sample of recent applications in quantum memory and magnets, superfluid circuits and superaccurate
clocks, and introduce the audience to contemporary researchers and literature in the field.
Anice Anderson, Private Engineering Consulting
Jeannette M. Wing, Microsoft Research, Carnegie Mellon University
Charles W. Clark, Joint Quantum Institute
Atomtronics: A Very Short Introduction