Quantum Today: Controlling chemical reactions with quantum interference

Thursday, March 24, 2022 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Join the Institute for Quantum Computing for Quantum Today, where we sit down with researchers from the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) to talk about their work, its impact and where their research may lead.

This month, IQC and Department of Physics & Astronomy faculty member Alan Jamison joins us to discuss his latest research, a collaboration with Nobel-prize recipient Wolfgang Ketterle at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). By tuning the magnetic field as a control, the research team used quantum interference to control the probability of a chemical reaction occurring. Learn more about atomic control and quantum chemistry in this discussion, moderated by John Donohue, Senior Manager, Scientific Outreach.

The paper, “Control of reactive collisions by quantum interference,” has recently been published in Science and can be found on the arXiv.

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