2-7 June 2019
Simon Fraser University
America/Vancouver timezone
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WITHDRAWN - Bose-Einstein Condensates as Gravitational Wave Detectors

Not scheduled
15m
Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University

Oral Competition (Graduate Student) / Compétition orale (Étudiant(e) du 2e ou 3e cycle) Theoretical Physics / Physique théorique (DTP-DPT) T4-9 Quantum Theory (DTP) | Théorie quantique (DPT)

Speaker

Matthew Robbins

Description

We investigate a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) as a gravitational wave detector, and study its sensitivity by optimizing the properties of the condensate and the measurement duration. We show that detecting kilohertz gravitational waves is limited by current experimental techniques in squeezing BEC phonons. Future improvements in technology to squeeze BEC states can make them competitive detectors for gravitational waves of astrophysical and/or cosmological origin.

Primary author

Matthew Robbins

Co-authors

Niayesh Afshordi Robert Mann (University of Waterloo)

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