Self-gravitating quantum systems: Schrödinger-Newton dynamics and experimental tests

Date: 
Friday, March 28, 2014
Room: 
204
Speaker: 
André Großardt
Abstract: 
This talk is supposed to review the so called "Schrödinger-Newton equation", a nonlinear Schrödinger-equation which provides a falsifiable hypothesis for how a quantum system in a non-classical state gravitates. I will consider consequences for the centre-of-mass motion of a multi-particle system and discuss possibilities for experimental tests.
References: 
"Schrödinger meets Newton", http://backreaction.blogspot.it/2012/04/schrodinger-meets-newton.html - S. Carlip: "Is Quantum Gravity Necessary?", Class. Quant. Grav., 2008, 25, 154010, arXiv:0803.3456 - D. Giulini & A.G.: "Gravitationally induced inhibitions of dispersion according to the Schrödinger-Newton equation", Class. Quant. Grav., 2011, 28, 195026, arXiv:1105.1921 - D. Giulini & A.G.: "Gravitationally induced inhibitions of dispersion according to a modified Schrödinger-Newton equation for a homogeneous-sphere potential", Class. Quant. Grav., 2013, 30, 155018, arXiv:1212.5146