2023 Spring Physics Colloquium Series: Dr. Marlan Scully

Thursday, March 2, 2023
3:35 pm - 5:00 pm
Baylor Sciences Building, Room E.231
Dr. Marlan Scully
Distinguished Professor
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas

Photon Entanglement in Unruh and Hawking Radiation*
(*Phys. Rev. Research, Scully, Svidzinsky and Unruh, 4, 033010 (2022)

Acceleration radiation emitted by neutral atoms undergoing uniform acceleration is a rich but somewhat subtle problem. Indeed R. Feynman had a note on his final blackboard listing "acceleration temperature" as something "to Learn!" In the present talk we will show that a uniformly accelerated atom in Minkowski spacetime emits entangled photon pairs in a squeezed state. Similar emission of photon pairs occurs if an atom is held above the black hole event horizon.

For more information contact: Dr. Zhenrong Zhang, (254) 710-2419