Our workshop aims at exploring the overlap of quantum field theory and quantum metrology. Quantum metrology has been so far successfully applied to design precision instruments such as clocks and sensors which outperform classical devices by exploiting quantum properties.
There are advanced plans to use quantum metrology techniques to estimate space-time and gravitational parameters such as the Earth's gravitational field and gravitational waves.
There are also plans to implement quantum clocks and other measurement technologies in space where we know relativity starts to kick in. All these setups do not take into account the effects of relativity on quantum properties.
A feasible solution to overcome these problems is to apply quantum metrology techniques to quantum field theory in curved spacetime, which properly incorporates quantum theory and relativity at those regimes. Our workshop aims at generating discussions around these topics and exploring a new research avenue in the overlap of quantum technologies and relativity.
Funded by the EPSRC New Directions award to Ivette Fuentes (CAF Grant EP/G00496X/)