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Quantum simulations come of age

Nature Physicsvolume 14pages11591161 (2018) | Download Citation

The simulation of strongly correlated quantum phases using ultracold atoms in optical lattices was first proposed 20 years ago. In the wake of that pioneering idea, quantum simulations are now widely pursued in experiments across the world.

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  1. Fakultät für Physik at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, Germany

    • Immanuel Bloch
  2. Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching bei München, Germany

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