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|Can we find a promising real-world application of quantum mechanics? This question has intrigued physicists for more than fifty years.
Today, the quantum computer is widely believed to be the most promising one. Interestingly, this belief might turn out to be wrong, since in recent years numerous other applications have emerged that employ quantum mechanical systems as sensors for various physical quantities, such as magnetic or electric fields.
The lecture is an introduction into these applications. After teaching
the language of quantum information processing it will cover various applications such as
* atomic clocks and GPS
* superconducting SQUID magnetic field sensors for sensing of currents
in the brain
* protocols of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and their
application in biochemistry
* NV centers in diamond and their potential use for imaging of the
magnetic fields of single molecules, hard disk write heads and
* decoherence of quantum systems; what it is, how it arises and how
it can be mitigated in applications.