The ability to probe and manipulate cold atoms i n optical lattices at the atomic level using quantum gas microscopes enabl es quantitative studies of quantum many-body dynamics. While there are man y well-developed theoretical tools to study many-body quantum systems in e quilibrium\, gaining insight into dynamics is challenging with available t echniques. Approximate methods need to be benchmarked\, creating an urgent need for measurements in experimental model \; systems. In this talk\ , I will discuss two such measurements. First\, I will present a study tha t probes the relaxation of density modulations in the doped Fermi-Hubbard model. This leads to a hydrodynamic description that allows us to determin e the conductivity. We observe bad metallic behavior that we compare to pr edictions from finite-temperature Lanczos calculations and dynamical mean field theory. Second\, I introduce a new platform to study the 2D quantum Ising model. Via optical coupling of atoms in an optical lattice to a low- lying Rydberg state\, we observe quench dynamics in the resulting Ising mo del and prepare states with antiferromagnetic correlations.

\n DTSTART:20180302T203000Z LOCATION:Physics Building\, Room 204 SUMMARY:Quantum gas microscopy of many-body dynamics in Fermi-Hubbard and I sing systems END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR