Abstract: Understanding complexity in the quantum world is both of practical significance for the development of new devices and materials, as well as of fundamental importance to our understanding of physical phenomena. The last two decades have seen impressive advances in our ability to design and control quantum systems. Quantum simulators are beginning to enable us to tackle problems in many-body quantum mechanics in diverse areas such as statistical and condensed-matter physics, quantum chemistry, and cosmology. In this talk I will discuss how we are building quantum simulators using magnetic resonance techniques, and report on recent results exploring the non-equilibrium behavior of spin systems. As our understanding and control of these systems continues to grow, we can exploit many-body phenomena for the development of new quantum-enhanced sensors and devices. I will conclude with a discussion of how we can extend the performance of spin-based quantum magnetometers to address fundamental problems in science.
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