Entanglement has emerged as a defining feature of many complex quantum phenomena such as non-equilibrium and strongly-correlated condensed matter systems. However, it is difficult to experimentally measure entanglement in most physical systems. Chandrasekhar Ramanathan’s research focuses on developing experimentally-accessible metrics to characterize entanglement and using these to study how quantum systems approach equilibrium.
Previous efforts to characterize many-body spin physics using electron and nuclear spins in solids exclusively characterized either the microscale or mesoscale dynamics. Dr. Ramanathan plans to design a platform on which both mesoscale and microscale properties of defects in diamond lattices are measured, enabling a deeper understanding of entanglement in solids.
Dr. Ramanathan’s experimental techniques and the physical insights gained about how quantum systems reach equilibrium could help guide the design of next-generation quantum technologies, including quantum sensors, quantum storage devices, and even new materials.
Experimental Physics Investigators Initiative
Dartmouth College, Department of Physics and Astronomy
ScD, Radiological Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
SM, Technology and Policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MS, Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics, UNC Chapel Hill
BTech, Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay