Houck Lab Research (Princeton University) - Creating Metamaterials to Encode Curvature in Superconducting Circuits )
General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics are the two defining concepts in our view of the universe, however, they have little known relation to each other. A concept central to the idea of General Relativity is spacetime, particularly the idea that spacetime curves around an object with mass. While there have been attempts to connect both Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity, not much work has been done on implementing curvature on a quantum scale because it is difficult to control the movement of photons with natural materials. The goal of this project is to see the effects of implementing curvature on photons within an electrical circuit lattice.