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Quantum researcher to speak at DSU

February 8, 2024

Quantum researcher Dr. Vladimir Gasparyan will visit DSU to speak about quantum mechanics on Thursday, February 22, at 1 p.m. in MadLabs.

DSU Assistant Professor of Physics Dr. Peng Guo collaborates with Gasparyan on quantum research projects.

“Dr. Gasparyan will talk about how the concept of time for a quantum particle tunneling through barriers should be properly defined in the quantum world,” Guo explained. “The theoretical understanding of quantum tunneling time may inspire wide applications in material sciences, such as development of advanced microelectronics, optics devices, and quantum sensors.”

Time in the classical world is simple, like using a stopwatch, while time in quantum is different because an object in the quantum world doesn’t travel like a conventional object, he said. An example of quantum tunneling would be the ability to go through a barrier like a mountain, instead of over it.

Dr. Gasparyan will meet with Dr. Andrew Sathoff’s honors science class prior to Gasparyan’s speaking engagement to discuss quantum physics. The class will then attend the event to learn more and to ask questions.

The event is open to students, faculty, and staff, and will be recorded.

Speaker bio:

Dr. Vladimir Gasparyan obtained his Ph.D. in physics of low dimensional disordered systems in magnetic fields from Yerevan State University (Armenia) in 1978.  After enjoying almost 20 years as a research fellow at many European Universities (Murcia, Alicante and Granda (Spain), Cologne and Essen (Germany), Trieste (Italy), Geneva (Switzerland) and Marcelle (France)) Dr. Gasparyan joined the School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering at the University California State University of Bakersfield (CA, USA) in 2000. 

While continuing his research in the physics of low-dimensional disordered electronic and optical systems in meso- and nanoscopic systems, Gasparyan became interested in another area of research, the physics of complex networks and quantum optics. In recent years, he has worked with Guo to publish several papers in leading scientific journals on tunneling time and Faraday/Kerr effects in non-Hermitian systems in the presence of balanced gain and loss.

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