Quantum simulation

Mesoscopic quantum magnets: We are interested in using trapped ions and tailored laser-induced forces between them to perform ‘quantum simulations’ of designer Hamiltonians. Arrays of ions are naturally adept at simulating networks of interacting spins, which can exhibit quantum magnetism analogous to familiar condensed matter models. The ultimate goal is to measure fluctuations, correlations, and dynamics in a quantum magnet, all at the level of single atoms.