Faculty Commons, A Center for Teaching, Learning, Scholarship and Service coordinates all professional development, grants and assessment activities of faculty at New York City College of Technology. Faculty Commons adopts a programmatic approach to professional development and operates as a faculty resource and think tank where members collaborate on a variety of projects to shape curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.
The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) helps faculty and administrators compete for and win grants that strengthen the intellectual climate and improve the learning environment at City Tech. The office provides notices of grant opportunities and works with faculty and administrators over the life-cycle of a grant – from concept development through close-out.
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Faculty and students are welcome, light refreshments will be served.
Recent progress in the field of superconducting circuits has led to the development of many different types of qubit that can be precisely controlled and monitored. The techniques of circuit QED, where qubits are strongly coupled to microwave cavities, enable direct access to excitations and control of dissipation, making large arrays of superconducting qubits a promising platform for studying quantum many-body physics.
I will present a theoretical study of an array of “fluxonium” qubits, consisting of a chain of Josephson junctions that are coupled to ground via linear inductors. When an external magnetic field is applied, the competition between inductive and Josephson energies leads to a rich classical phase diagram, including a devil’s staircase of phases. The inclusion of quantum effects results in regions of Luttinger liquid behavior and phase transitions in the commensurate-incommensurate, Kosterliz-Thouless and Ising universality classes. As well as discussing the ground states, I will show how the different phases may be experimentally identified through their excitation spectra.