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Quantum Physicist Professor Rainer Blatt on the Second Quantum Revolution

  • By Aude Marjolin
  • 1 July 2016

Is quantum technology the future of the 21st century?

On the occasion of the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, this is the key question to be explored today in a panel discussion with the Nobel Laureates Serge Haroche, Gerardus 't Hooft, William Phillips, and David Wineland. In the following interview, Professor Rainer Blatt, internationally renowned quantum physicist, recipient of numerous honours, Council Member and Scientific Co-Chairman of the 66th Lindau Meeting, talks about what we can expect from the "second quantum revolution".

Giannis Mpourmpakis receives grant from ACS for modeling petrochemical reactions

  • By Aude Marjolin
  • 22 June 2016

Giannis Mpourmpakis received a $110,000 grant from the American Chemical Society (ACS) for computer modeling research to investigate the conversion of ethane, propane, butane and other alkanes used in the petrochemical industry.

The study, “Identifying Structure-Activity Relationships for the Dehydrogenation of Alkanes on Oxides,” will look to gain a fundamental understanding of the dehydrogenation of small hydrocarbons to olefins on metal oxides under experimental conditions.

Non-Volatile Memory Technology Symposium 2016 hosted at CMU

  • By Aude Marjolin
  • 15 June 2016

The Non-Volatile Memory Technology Symposium will be hosted at Carnegie Mellon University, October 17-19, 2016.

Vincent Sokalski will act as chair for this year's conference, along with Professor Lu-Ping Shi of Tsinghua University.

The NVMTS is an eminent forum for exchanging information on state-of-the-art technological advances on non-volatile memory among researchers and engineers from both academia and industry. NVMTS 2016 focuses on both emerging and existing non-volatile memory technologies instead of a singular technology, so as to encourage cross-pollination of ideas. They aim to create an interactive environment for discussing various significant aspects of advanced memory technologies.


Quantum computing at Berkeley, symmetry breaking in topological superconductor, tuninable magnetization and magnetoresistance, and not so quantum 'quantum' bounds

Storified by Aude Marjolin @ PQI ·
Fri, Jul 01 2016 14:55:57

Single qubit gates in 3D array, intrinsic ferroelectric switching from first principles, quantum friction in soliton superfluid, bouncing motion and penetration dynamics in BECs, and yes, dragons could fly over Westeros

Storified by Aude Marjolin @ PQI ·
Mon, Jun 27 2016 18:44:40

Genetic algorithm for quantum computing, properties of ring-shaped topological properties insulators, and quantum simulation of electron-positron pairs

Storified by Aude Marjolin @ PQI ·
Thu, Jun 23 2016 14:23:35

High performance computing for materials design, new microscope method, superconductivity and charge density waves, and new multi ferroic materials

Storified by Aude Marjolin @ PQI ·
Tue, Jun 21 2016 15:55:20

Quantum dots/Graphene hybrid photodetectors and BCS physics meet semiconductor lasers

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Mon, Jun 20 2016 13:41:01