Crossing quantum-classical boundaries in a single particle (ARC Discovery Project administered by The University of New South Wales) (2015–2017)

This project aims at constructing and observing an individual quantum system that can exhibit chaotic behaviour under controllable conditions. It is a long-sought goal of modern physics, that can become reality for the first time in the world, thanks to the unique availability in Australia of the most quantum-coherent single spin ever made, and a long history of theoretical advances in the field. Turning a spin into a chaotic system will uncover the true nature of the quantum-classical boundary, and verify whether an underlying classical chaotic dynamics ultimately influences the behaviour of quantum systems. Our discoveries will illuminate the path towards the technological exploitation of increasingly complex quantum devices.
Grant type:
University of New South Wales
Funded by:
University of New South Wales