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Igor Pikovski

Interview with Igor Pikovski

Igor Pikovski recently joined Stockholm University as assistant professor in the Department of Physics. He is a theoretical physicist in the field of quantum optics and quantum information theory. His main interest is the interface between quantum physics at low energies and gravity, especially in a regime that can be accessed in laboratory experiments.

Computer simulation of a merger of two neutron stars

KAW grants awarded to three projects in which researchers from Fysikum are involved

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg fundation has announced 20 ground-breaking research projects to receive grants for a total of 640 million SEK. Among them three projects include several researchers at the Department of Physics as co-investigator.

Revealing the quantum energy scale of light-matter interaction in a thermodynamic limit-FIG2

Revealing the quantum energy scale of light-matter interaction in a thermodynamic limit

In this work, we approach a limit probing the nature of light-matter interaction with strong coupling, revealing the significance of quantum fluctuations. We monitor the output channel of a paradigmatic oscillator in quantum optics, described by the Jaynes-Cummings model, subject to an imposed coherent driving field. Drive and decay create the landscape in which the quantum and classical frames are intertwined.