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Assembling a complex quantum ensemble

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Author(s)

Ian B. Spielman

Abstract

Statistical mechanics provides a systematic approach for predicting the behavior of systems when only partial information is present. The key assumption underlying all of statistical mechanics is that every allowed configuration of the system, called a microstate, occurs with equal probability. This agnostic approach, valid for both classical and quantum systems, requires only minimal additional information to be astonishingly predictive
Citation
Science Magazine
Volume
348
Issue
6231

Keywords

artificial gauge field, Bose Einstein Condensate, Hofstadter

Citation

Spielman, I. (2015), Assembling a complex quantum ensemble, Science Magazine, [online], https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aaa8070 (Accessed May 25, 2024)

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Created April 10, 2015, Updated November 10, 2018