Simulations of Quantum Mechanics

Title
UltracoldUB_YOMO2017
Credits
La UB divulga
Àrea
Atomic-Nuclear

Simulations of Quantum Mechanics starts as a collaborative project involving undergraduate students, professors and researchers. It is based on the development of computer programs, created by students under the supervision of professors, which allow introducing basic concepts of quantum mechanics and the physics of ultracold gases to the students of baccalaureate and degree. The programs carried out aim to be rigorous from the scientific point of view, solving the relevant equations in a precise manner, combined with a graphical interface that allows users to interact with them in a pleasant way.

OBJECTIVES:
Encourage cooperation among seniors of degree  
Bring seniors in the research that takes place in our department
Produce a useful tool for the dissemination of science at the high school level

CONTACT:
This is an open project. If you are interested in collaborating, please contact Bruno Julia Diaz, brunojulia@ub.edu

 

 

QuantumUBLabThis project develops programs specifically designed to bring quantum physics phenomena to a heterogeneous audience. In recent years Quantum Technologies research is receiving a strong global push. These technologies will allow in a near future to use aspects of quantum mechanics to improve our computing capacity, to solve complex problems or even to improve our communications. The material developed in this project aims to bring this quantum physics to the citizen.

So far we have developed two simulations. One deals with the problem of the double slit in a two-dimensional space and the other opposes the classical movement of a rolling ball with that of a quantum particle in a similar potential. These two programs allow us to explain concepts such as the wave-particle duality, the tunnel effect, and to discuss the probabilistic nature of the measurement.

 


This project started in February 2018

Coordinators: Bruno Julia Diaz (@brunojulia) / Muntsa Guilleumas 

Developers: Daniel Allepuz Requena (@DanielAllepuz) / Jan Albert Iglesias (@ JanAlbertIglesias) / Rafael da Silva (@rahensilva) / Rosa Flaquer (@rosaflaquer) / Adria Bravo  (@adriarwin) / Julia Cabrera (@juliacabrera) / Manu Canals  (@CanalsManu) / Marina Orta (@marinaorta) / Rosa Flaquer (@rosaflaquer)

Collaborators: Artur Polls

QuantumUBLabThe main goal of this project is to build interactive codes to play with quasionedimensional Bose-Einstein condensates by pinning dark and bright solitons.

- Module of quantum mechanics. To exemplify some aspects of quantum mechanics
- Bright solitons module. Allows the user to play with bright solits contracted in a condensation Bose-Einstein 1D
- Dark solitons module. It allows the user to play with a dark solitons contracted in a condensation Bose-Einstein 1D

 

 

 

This project started in summer 2016.

Coordinators: Bruno Julia Diaz (@brunojulia) / Muntsa Guilleumas 

Developers: Daniel Allepuz Requena (@DanielAllepuz) / Jan Albert Iglesias (@ JanAlbertIglesias) / Rafael da Silva (@rahensilva) / Rosa Flaquer (@rosaflaquer)

Collaborators: Artur Polls

 

Classical Lab UB

The project started in 2019, and it aims to develop programs specifically focused on bringing the phenomena of classical physics closer to the general public. It focuses specifically on molecular dynamics simulations, to reveal the concepts of temperature and entropy. Simulations allow the study of phenomena such as thermalization between two gases or the evolution of entropy in a dynamic simulation in real-time.

 

Coordinators: Bruno Julia Diaz (@brunojulia) /  Muntsa Guilleumas / Carles Calero 

Developers: Arnau Jurado (@arnau-jr), Jofre Vallès ( jofrevalles)

 

 

 

 

Workhops & Fairs

Activitats i Notícies Relacionades Projecte

Exhibition "Quantum"

The exhibition “Quantica: In Search of the Invisible” gives us the keys to understanding the principles of fundamental physics, and it does so through the joint creative work of scientists, educato

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Several
Other
Open to all
Atomic-Nuclear
Particle Physics

The physics of extrems

The second meeting of the "Tales of Italian Science in the World" travels to the frontier between quantum physics and cosmology, where the limits of the two great pillars of modern physics are meas

By
Several
Time
Talks
Open to all
Atomic-Nuclear
Cosmology
Gravitation
Particle Physics

Related Materials of Project

Books & Handbooks

El frío absoluto

Resum

Entrega 25 de la colecció Un paseo por el cosmos, RBA 2016

Popularisation of Science
Author
Bruno Julià, ICCUB
Source
Un paseo por el cosmos, RBA
Language
ES
Audios

Section J.I. Latorre with D. Mateos: El quark-gluon plasma.

Resum

Researcher David Mateos have been invited to the Physics section of José Ignacio Latorre at the Show “Aquí, amb Josep Cuní” in La SER Catalunya.

Interview
Author
Several
Source
SER Catalunya
Language
CA
Atomic-Nuclear
Particle Physics
Audios

Section J.I. Latorre with B. Julià: "El fred absolut"

Resum
Interview/Discussion
Author
Several
Source
SER Catalunya
Language
CA
Atomic-Nuclear