Events Archive

Jul13
4:30pm
Quantum Transport in Black Phosphorus Two-dimensional Electron Gas
Two-dimensional (2D) crystals have emerged as a new class of materials with diverse electronic properties. This is best exemplified by graphene, and..
Summer 2017 Seminar Quantum transport
Fangyuan Yang
Fudan University
Jul06
4:00pm
Superconductivity at Low Density and its Relation to Superconductivity in Topological Materials
Topological superconductors are one of the most exotic states predicted for electronic matter. Recently a new family of superconductors, which appear..
Summer 2017 Seminar Superconductivity
Jonathan Ruhman
MIT
Jun07
4:00pm
Polaron-Plasmon Superconductivity in Strontium Titanate
Strontium titanate is a bulk insulator that becomes superconducting at remarkably low carrier densities. Even more enigmatic properties become..
Summer 2017 Seminar Complex oxides Superconductivity
Alex Edelman
University of Chicago
Jun06
4:00pm
Quantum Phase Transitions in Magnetic MaterialsSummer 2017 quantum phase transition
Mohamed Zayed
CMU--Qatar
May29
2:00pm
Summer Lectures: Phenomenology of Condensates and Superconductors
David Snoke will be giving six lectures at 2 PM on Mondays, May 29, June 5, June 19, June 26, July 3, and July 10, in G-10 Allen Hall. The basic..
Summer 2017 Lectures Condensates Superconductors
David Snoke
University of Pittsburgh
May26
10:30am
Tip-induced Superconductivity
In this talk, I am going to present some of the work that I have done during my PhD. In the first part I will mostly focus on building a low-..
Summer 2017 Seminar Remote
Leena Aggarwal
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali
May23
3:00pm
Circularly Polarized High-Harmonics – From Symmetries to Applications
Generation of high harmonics of light fields had led to numerous scientific and technological advancements since its discovery 30 years ago,..
Seminar Summer 2017 Ultrafast dynamics
Ofer Kfir
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
May11
9:00am
Asher Symposium: Adventures in Enhanced Spectroscopies: Resonance Raman, Surface Enhanced Raman, and Twisted Chiro-Optical Spectroscopies
The Asher Symposium on Adventures in Enhanced Spectroscopies: Resonance Raman, Surface Enhanced Raman, and Twisted Chiro-Optical Spectroscopies will be held May 11, 2017-9:00am to 6:00pm. For more information, contact Sharon Mansfield, Assistant to Distinguished Professor Sanford A. Asher, Department of Chemistry at (412) 624-6295 or sharone@pitt.edu
Local events Spectroscopy
Multiple speakers
Apr26
9:00am
PQI2017: Quantum Revolutions
The annual PQI signature event will cover a wide range of topics in quantum science and engineering by featuring prominent invited keynote lecturers and highlighting the current research of PQI members. All talks are colloquium-style and accessible to a broad audience.
PQI Event
Multiple speakers
Apr20
4:00pm
Quantum Phases and Phase Transitions in Two-Dimensional Highly Correlated Metals at Oxide Interfaces
The two-dimensional diffusive metal stabilized at the interface of SrTiO3 and the Mott Insulator perovskite LaTiO3[1-2] has challenged many notions..
Spring 2017 Seminar 2D materials quantum phase transition
Ramesh Budhani
Air Force Research Laboratory
Apr18
1:00pm
Cracking the Nanophysics of Oxide Interface and Heterostructures with ALL-Laser MBE
Advancements in nanoscale engineering of oxide interfaces and heterostructures have led to discoveries of emergent phenomena and new artificial..
Spring 2017 Seminar
Xiaoxing Xi
Temple University
Apr18
11:00am
Women in Quantum Science and Engineering Lecture Series: Jill Millstone
The PQI Women in Quantum Science and Engineering Lecture Series is held in the framework of the Year of Diversity at Pitt to celebrate women scientists. All talks are colloquium-style and open to the public.
PQI Event Year of Diversity
Jill Millstone
University of Pittsburgh
Apr17
4:30pm
United States of America vs. Xiaoxing Xi: Why It Matters
As Interim Chair of Temple University’s Physics Department, May 20, 2015 was a normal day for me filled with work on my class, research, promotion of..
Spring 2017 Seminar
Xiaoxing Xi
Temple University
Apr14
11:30am
Room Temperature Magnetic Skyrmions in Engineered Multilayer Films
Magnetic skyrmions [1] are particle-like twists of the magnetization taking the form of nanoscale vortices or bubbles that are topologically..
Spring 2017 Seminar Skyrmions
Geoffrey Beach
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Apr13
4:30pm
2017 CMU Buhl Lecture: Wiliam Bialek (Princeton)
Reception Immediately following in Mellon Institute Lobby
Spring 2017 Buhl Lecture
William Bialek
Princeton University
Apr11
11:00am
Women in Quantum Science and Engineering Lecture Series: Anastassia Alexandrova
The PQI Women in Quantum Science and Engineering Lecture Series is held in the framework of the Year of Diversity at Pitt to celebrate women scientists. All talks are colloquium-style and open to the public.
PQI Event Year of Diversity
Anastassia Alexandrova
University of California, Los Angeles
Apr10
4:30pm
Paper and Circuits, Only Atoms Thick
2D layered materials are like paper: they can be colored, stitched, stacked, and folded to form integrated devices with atomic thickness. In this..
Spring 2017 Seminar 2D materials
Jiwoong Park
University of Chicago
Apr06
3:30pm
Control of Light-Matter Interaction in 2D Atomic Crystals
Two-dimensional (2D) atomic crystals have emerged as a very attractive class of optoelectronic material due to the unprecedented strength in its..
Spring 2017 Seminar
Vinod Menon
The City College of New York
Apr06
9:00am
PQI Quantum Day
The PQI Quantum Day will bring Taylor-Allderdice High School students to our campuses to experience a day as a physicist, a chemist, or an engineer!
PQI Event
Multiple speakers
Apr05
11:00am
Women in Quantum Science and Engineering Lecture Series: Nicole Benedek
The PQI Women in Quantum Science and Engineering Lecture Series is held in the framework of the Year of Diversity at Pitt to celebrate women scientists. All talks are colloquium-style and open to the public.
PQI Event Year of Diversity
Nicole Benedek
Cornell University
Apr03
4:30pm
Quantum Control of Spins in Silicon
One of the remarkable features of spins in the solid state is the enormous range of time-scales over which coherent manipulation is possible. If one..
Spring 2017 Seminar Condensed Matter
Mark Eriksson
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Mar30
4:30pm
My Adventures in Nano-Land
In this talk, I will describe my background and my approach to the fabrication of nanostructures through three different interdisciplinary projects..
Spring 2017 Seminar
Matthew Johnson
West Virginia University
Mar27
4:30pm
Electromechanics: A New Quantum Technology
Devices that combined electricity with moving parts were crucial to the very earliest electronic communications. Today, electromechanical structures..
Spring 2017 Seminar Condensed Matter
Konrad Lehnert
University of Colorado Boulder
Mar23
4:30pm
Quantum Behaviors of Graphene Plasmons
Discovering exotic quantum effects of plasmons and their coupling with other quasiparticles in solids may help to understand such collective..
Spring 2017 Seminar
Changgan Zeng
Univ. of Science and Technology of China
Mar23
4:00pm
Strongly Coupled Multi-Qubit Systems Using Superconducting Quantum Circuits
Storing and processing information using quantum two level systems (qubits) promises tremendous speed-up for certain computational tasks like finding..
Spring 2017
Rajamani Vijayaraghavan
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)
Mar23
12:00pm
Using Ultrafast Laser Pulses and Computational Modeling to Understand Nonproportionality in Spectroscopic Gamma-Ray Detectors
Under gamma-ray or charged-particle excitation, scintillation light yield is a complicated function of carrier diffusion and cooling in the track..
Spring 2017 Seminar Ultrafast
Richard Williams
Wake Forest University
Mar21
11:00am
Women in Quantum Science and Engineering Lecture Series: Noa Marom
The PQI Women in Quantum Science and Engineering Lecture Series is held in the framework of the Year of Diversity at Pitt to celebrate women scientists. All talks are colloquium-style and open to the public.
PQI Event Year of Diversity
Noa Marom
Carnegie Mellon University
Mar17
9:30am
Structure-Activity Relations in Heterogeneous Catalysis – A View from Computational Chemistry
The understanding of the catalytic properties of nanoparticle catalysts and the design of optimal composition and structures demands fast methods for..
Spring 2017 Seminar Computational Catalysis
Phillipe Sautet
University of California, Los Angeles
Mar13
4:30pm
Applying Ideas of Visual Cognition to Problem Solving in Physics
Problem solving is a major emphasis area of physics education that has been studied extensively over the past several decades. Frequently, physics..
Spring 2017 Seminar Physics education
Sanjay Rebello
Purdue University
Mar09
3:00pm
Year of Diversity Workshop: Strategies to Help Women Succeed in STEM Professions
Many groups are severely under-represented in STEM professions. This workshop will explore strategies to help women thrive in STEM professions. We..
Year of Diversity Workshop
Chandralekha Singh
University of Pittsburgh
Mar07
11:00am
Women in Quantum Science and Engineering Lecture Series: Laura Greene
The PQI Women in Quantum Science and Engineering Lecture Series is held in the framework of the Year of Diversity at Pitt to celebrate women scientists. All talks are colloquium-style and open to the public. Change in location: the seminar will be held in the O'Hara Student Center Ballroom
PQI Event Year of Diversity
Laura Greene
Florida State University
Mar02
4:30pm
Magnetic Nanostructures: A Playground for Fundamental Physics
Nature becomes amazingly different from what we perceive with our eyes when zoomed in to the nanometer scale, where atomic spins interact and form..
Seminar Spring 2017 Spintronics Berry Phase
Ran Cheng
CMU
Feb28
4:00pm
Kagome Spin Liquids and Nuclear Relaxation Rates in Herbertsmithites
The Kagome Lattice Heisenberg Model is one of the simplest realistic spin models with a quantum spin-liquid ground state. We discuss the current..
Spring 2017 Seminar
Rajiv Singh
University of California Davis
Feb28
11:00am
Women in Quantum Science and Engineering Lecture Series: Jeanie Lau
The PQI Women in Quantum Science and Engineering Lecture Series is held in the framework of the Year of Diversity at Pitt to celebrate women scientists. All talks are colloquium-style and open to the public.
PQI Event Year of Diversity
Jeanie Lau
Ohio State University
Feb27
4:30pm
From Conjectures to Paradigms: the Evolving Influence of Field Theory and Topology in Condensed Matter
The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics to Kosterlitz, Thouless and Haldane honors a new set of ideas and theoretical formalism that has gradually become the..
Spring 2017 Seminar Condensed Matter
Rajiv Singh
University of California Davis
Feb23
4:30pm
Magnetic Interface Anisotropy, Domain Walls, and Skyrmions
The recently discovered Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya Interaction (DMI) in thin films has spawned a new direction for magnetism in spintronic application..
Spring 2017 Seminar Skyrmions
Vincent Sokalski
CMU
Feb20
4:30pm
Physics Enabled by the Discovery of Spin-Transfer Torques
The magnetization of a magnetic material can be reversed by using electric currents that transport spin angular momentum. This was predicted in..
Spring 2017 Seminar Spin-Transfer Torques Magnons
Andy Kent
New York University
Feb13
4:30pm
Quantum Entanglement and the Geometry of Spacetime
Recent developments in the study of quantum gravity have revealed a surprising and beautiful connection between quantum entanglement and the geometry..
Spring 2017 Seminar Condensed Matter
Matthew Headrick
Brandeis University
Feb09
4:00pm
Structure and Reactivity of Functional Molecules on Surfaces
Fundamental understanding of molecular structure and chemical reactivity at complex interfaces is key to many technological applications ranging from..
Spring 2017 Seminar Quantum chemistry Functional molecules
Reinhard J. Maurer
Yale University
Feb07
11:00am
Women in Quantum Science and Engineering Lecture Series: Susan Fullerton
The PQI Women in Quantum Science and Engineering Lecture Series is held in the framework of the Year of Diversity at Pitt to celebrate women scientists. All talks are colloquium-style and open to the public.
PQI Event Year of Diversity
Susan Fullerton
University of Pittsburgh
Feb03
11:30am
In Silico Searches for Efficient Renewable Energy Catalysts Through Chemical Compound Space
This talk will provide an overview of our group’s work using both standard and atypical high-performance computational chemistry modeling to..
Spring 2017 Seminar Quantum chemistry Catalysis
John Keith
University of Pittsburgh
Feb02
4:30pm
Nanotechnology: Small Things Matter
Nanotechnology is an interdisciplinary field focused on studying and manipulating ultraminiaturized structures, ones with at least one dimension 10,..
Spring 2017 Seminar Dickinson Prize Nanotechnology
Chad Mirkin
Northwestern University
Jan31
4:00pm
Light, Electrons, and Protons: Their Interplay in Model Systems and ApplicationsSpring 2017 Seminar
Jahan Dawlaty
University of California-Dornsife
Jan30
4:30pm
New Topological Phases and Effects in Solids
Much of condensed matter physics is concerned with understanding how different kinds of order emerge from interactions between a large number of..
Spring 2017 Seminar Condensed Matter
Joel Moore
University of California Berkeley
Jan12
4:00pm
Whispering Galleries and Berry Phase Switches in Circular Graphene Resonators
Ballistic propagation and the light-like dispersion of graphene charge carriers make graphene an attractive platform for optics-inspired graphene..
Spring 2017 Seminar Graphene
Joseph Stroscio
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Jan12
2:30pm
Understanding Anomalies and Variations in Magnetic Random Access Memory Devices
Spin-transfer torque magnetic random access memory (STT-MRAM) is a scalable, low-power, non-volatile memory structure based on the magnetic tunnel..
Spring 2017 MRAM
Eric Evarts
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Jan05
(All day)
Space – The ‘Final’ Frontier: Exploring electron dynamics in the spatial dimensions
Abstract: Since the early days of studying electron dynamics in solid state systems, experimental capabilities have taken great strides – from..
Spring 2017 Seminar
Prof. Keshav M. Dani
Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology Graduate University
Dec15
4:00pm
Dipolar Exciton Condensation in One-dimensional Materials
We demonstrate that spatially separated populations of one-dimensional electrons and holes may form a true condensate of dipolar excitons..
Fall 2016
David Abergel
Nordita (Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics)
Dec06
12:00pm
What Quantum Measurements Measure
Discussions of the infamous measurement problem of quantum foundations tend to focus on how the output of a measurement, the pointer position, can be..
Fall 2016 Seminar Lunch and Learn Quantum mechanics
Robert Griffiths
CMU
Dec01
4:30pm
Effect of Crystal Packing on the Electronic Properties of Molecular Crystals
Molecular crystals have applications in nonlinear optics, organic electronics, and particularly in pharmaceuticals, as most drugs are marketed in the..
Fall 2016 Seminar Molecular crystals
Noa Marom
Carnegie Mellon University
Dec01
12:00pm
PINSE Nano-Fabrication and Characterization Facility Overview and Services
Gertrude E. and John M. Petersen Institute of NanoScience and Engineering (PINSE) Nano-Fabrication and Characterization Facility Overview and..
Fall 2016 Lunch and Learn PINSE
Esta Abelev
Nov30
4:30pm
New Formulations of Perturbative Quantum Field Theory
The S-matrix is among the most basic -- and most physically relevant -- observables in any quantum field theory. At tree-level, it is well-defined..
Fall 2016 Seminar Quantum field theory
Tim Adamo
University College London
Nov29
4:45pm
Panel Discussion on the 2016 Nobel Prizes
The Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine, Chemistry and Physics are considered by many to be the most prestigious award available in science. The..
Fall 2016 Panel Nobel
Multiple speakers
CMU
Nov28
4:30pm
Topological Spintronics: From the Haldane Phase to Spin Devices
We provide a perspective on the recent emergence of “topological spintronics,” which relies on the existence of helical Dirac electrons in condensed..
Fall 2016 Seminar Spintronics
Nitin Samarth
Penn State University
Nov18
3:30pm
What Is "Orthodox" Quantum Mechanics?
What is called "orthodox" quantum mechanics, as presented in standard foundational discussions, relies on two substantive assumptions --- the..
Fall 2016 Seminar Quantum mechanics
David Wallace
University of Southern California
Nov18
10:00am
Workshop: Efficient Calculation of Vibrational Anharmonicities
Prof. Ryan Steele of the University of Utah will be leading a workshop on the efficient calculation of vibrational anharmonicities. The workshop is..
Fall 2016 Workshop Computational Vibrational spectroscopy
Ryan Steele
University of Utah
Nov17
4:00pm
Vibrational Signatures of Electronic Properties in Energy and BiologyFall 2016 Seminar Vibrational spectroscopy
Ryan Steele
University of Utah
Nov15
1:00pm
Quantum Information Processing with 4 Electrons and 10^6 Nuclei
Individual spins in semiconductors can retain their quantum phase coherence for times exceeding one second. Such long coherence times makes spins a..
Fall 2016 Seminar Quantum computing Quantum information
John Nichol
University of Rochester
Nov14
4:30pm
Room Temperature Generation and Manipulation of Magnetic Skyrmions
The field of spintronics, or magnetic electronics, is maturing and giving rise to new subfields. An important ingredient to the vitality of magnetism..
Fall 2016 Seminar Skyrmions
Axel Hoffmann
Argonne National Laboratory
Nov04
11:30am
Materials for Solar Energy Capture and Conversion by Scalable All-Electron First-Principles Simulations
First-principles computational approaches are making steady progress to quantitatively predict, for specific materials, the conceptual phenomena that..
Fall 2016 Seminar DFT Materials design
Volker Blum
Duke University
Nov04
9:30am
2D Materials: Challenges and Opportunities for Future Electronics
The size reduction and economics of integrated circuits, captured since the 1960’s in the form of Moore’s Law, is under serious challenge. Current..
Fall 2016 Seminar 2D materials
Robert Wallace
University of Texas at Dallas
Nov03
4:00pm
Potential Inhomogeneities in Presence of Strong Interactions: Birth and Death of Superconductors
Strong repulsive interactions and potential in homogeneities both tend to localize Fermions on a lattice and lead to loss of superconductivity. The..
Fall 2016 Seminar Superconductivity
Rajdeep Sensarma
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai
Oct28
3:30pm
Typical Worlds
Hugh Everett III presented pure wave mechanics, sometimes referred to as the many-worlds interpretation, as a solution to the quantum measurement..
Fall 2016 Seminar Quantum mechanics
Jeffrey Barrett
UC Irvine
Oct28
1:30pm
Applications of Adiabatic Quantum Computation in Mathematical Optimization
Adiabatic quantum computation (AQC) is one of the paradigms of quantum computation that has recently gained great attention by advancements in..
Fall 2016 Seminar Quantum computing
Pooya Ronagh
University of British Columbia
Oct28
12:00pm
Next-Generation Computing using Spin-Based Materials
We are at a time where the electronics industry is feeling pressure from two sides on the small scale we are facing the fundamental physical limits..
Fall 2016 Seminar Spintronics
Jean Anne C. Incorvia
Stanford University
Oct28
11:30am
Combinatorial Approach to Materials Discovery
Throughout the history of mankind, scientists and engineers have relied on the slow and serendipitous trial-and-error approach for materials..
Fall 2016 Seminar Combinatorial Thin films
Ichiro Takeuchi
University of Maryland
Oct27
3:30pm
Nanomanufacturing
The term “nanofabrication” encompasses the myriad of techniques that can be used to make nanostructures, but only a small subset can make the..
Fall 2016 Seminar Nanomanufacturing
J. Alexander Liddle
CNST Nanofabrication Research Group (NIST)
Oct25
4:30pm
Enhanced Biexciton Emission From Quantum Dots Near Plasmonic Nanostructures
Metal and semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) exhibit unique size and composition dependent optical properties. The key elements that determine their..
Fall 2016 Seminar Quantum dots Emission
Jing Zhao
University of Connecticut
Oct20
4:00pm
Modelling Carbon Materials from Pencil and Paper to High-throughput Screening
Carbon materials have extraordinary properties, but utilizing these properties in applications requires a deep understanding of the materials..
Fall 2016 Seminar Modeling Graphene Materials design
Johan Carlsson
Biovia, Cologne
Oct19
3:00pm
PQI at Science2016
Attend the PQI spotlight and poster sessions & drop by the PQI booth! Come help unify and promote Quantum Science and Engineering in Pittsburgh at Science2016-Gamechangers. Wednesday through Friday, October 19-21 Alumni Hall & Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
Local events Science2016
Pittsburgh Quantum Institute
Visit our booth!
Oct17
4:30pm
Electron-electron Interaction Physics in Two-dimensional Materials
Two-dimensional (2D) materials are interesting in part because their electron density can be varied in situ by transferring charge from nearby..
Fall 2016 Seminar 2D materials Electronic interactions
Allan MacDonald
University of Texas at Austin
Oct14
2:30pm
2D-Raman-THz Spectroscopy of Water and Salt SolutionsFall 2016 Kauffman Lecture Ultrafast dynamics
Peter Hamm
University of Zurich
Oct14
1:00pm
Storage at the Threshold: Li-ion Batteries and Beyond
The high energy density and low cost of lithium-ion batteries have created a revolution in personal electronics through laptops, tablets, smart..
Fall 2016 Seminar Energy storage Lithium-ion batteries
George Crabtree
Argonne National Laboratory
Oct13
4:00pm
Decoherence and Flux Noise in Fluxonium-based Qubits
Superconducting qubits are created by connecting Josephson junctions, which are non-linear, non-dissipative elements,to simple electrical circuits..
Fall 2016 Seminar Quantum computing Decoherence
Angela Kou
Yale
Oct13
4:00pm
It’s All About Water
Ultrafast time-resolved spectroscopy, and in particular its extension to multidimensional techniques, can tell us a lot about solvation dynamics,..
Fall 2016 Kauffman Lecture Ultrafast dynamics
Peter Hamm
University of Zurich
Oct07
9:30am
CANCELLED: Tailoring Chemical and Optical Properties of 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides
Single-layer of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) and other transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDC) appear to be promising materials for next generation..
Fall 2016 Seminar 2D materials TMD Properties
Talat S. Rahman
University of Central Florida
Oct06
3:00pm
Generalized Landauer Formula for Finite Biases
Quantum transport theory yields the celebrated Landauer formula for the conductance of a two-terminal device at zero bias in terms of T(EF,0), the..
Fall 2016 Seminar Quantum transport
Xiaoguang Zhang
University of Florida
Sep29
4:30pm
Skyrmion in Helimagnets
Common magnets, such as refrigerator magnets and recorded bits in your hard disk, have aligned magnetic moments as compelled by the exchange..
Fall 2016 Seminar Skyrmions
Jiadong Zhang
University of New Hampshire
Sep29
4:30pm
Quantum Mechanics, Chemical Space, and Machine Learning
Many of the most relevant chemical properties of matter depend explicitly on atomistic details, rendering a first principles approach mandatory. Alas..
Fall 2016 Seminar Quantum chemistry
O. Anatole von Lilienfeld
University of Basel
Sep27
2:30pm
Embedding Ground and Excited States in Real and Imaginary Time
Over the past four years the Pavanello Research Group has developed an array of density embedding methods for the description of periodic and..
Fall 2016 Seminar Dynamics Simulations
Michele Pavanello
Rutgers
Sep22
4:00pm
Many Body Localisation with Weak Disorder in the Quantum East Model
Recent research has shown the Many-Body Localised phase to be a robust state of matter, thus furthering renewed interest in the quantum dynamics of..
Fall 2016 Seminar Disorder Quantum East Model
Philip Crowley
University College London
Sep13
11:00am
Quantum Algorithms for Turbulent Mixing Simulation
Probability density function (PDF) methods have been useful in describing many physical aspects of turbulent mixing. In applications of these methods..
Fall 2016 Seminar Quantum algorithms
Rolando Somma
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Sep12
4:30pm
Ultrafast Optical Measurements of Spin Polarization in Semiconductors
While both spin dynamics and electron orbital motion have been separately studied for many decades, we are just beginning to probe and understand the..
Fall 2016 Seminar Spin polarization Semiconductors
Vanessa Sih
University of Michigan
Sep09
9:30am
Reaction Pathway Searches for Unexpected Chemical Events
Reaction Pathway Searches for Unexpected Chemical Events
Fall 2016 Modeling chemical reactions
Paul Zimmerman
University of Michigan
Sep06
2:30pm
The Role of Locality in Quantum ChemistryFall 2016 Chemistry
Paul Zimmerman
University of Michigan
Jul28
4:00pm
Control of Active Liquid Crystals by Means of Addressable Soft Interfaces
Active liquid crystals are aqueous in vitro suspensions of cytoskeletal proteins that self-assemble into elongated fibers and develop sustained flows..
Summer 2016 Seminar Condensed Matter
Jordi Ignes
University of Barcelona
Jul08
2:00pm
Intermolecular Potentials from the Iterated Stockholder Atoms Approach
The Iterated Stockholder Atom (ISA) algorithm [1] is proving to be one of the most interesting methods for atoms‐in‐a‐molecule (AIM): it leads to a..
Seminar Chemistry Summer 2016
Alston Misquitta
Queen Mary University Of London
Jul05
3:30pm
Symmetry-Protected Non-Abelian Braiding of Majorana Kramers' Pairs
Topological superconductors, which host Majorana zero modes, are a most attractive research topic in condensed matter physics. Due to the Kramers..
Summer 2016 Seminar Condensed Matter
Xiong-Jun Liu
Peking University
May06
9:30am
Oxide-metal Interfaces as Active Sites for Acid-base Catalysis: Oxidation State of Nanocatalyst Change with Decreasing Size, Conversion of Heterogeneous to Homogeneous Catalysis, Hybrid Systems
When metal nanoparticles are placed on different mezoporous or microporous oxide supports the catalytic turnover rates and selectivities markedly..
Covestro Lecture Spring 2016 Catalysis
Gábor A. Somorjai
University of California, Berkeley
May05
5:00pm
Metal Nanocatalysts, Their Synthesis and Size Dependent Covalent Bond Catalysis: Instrumentation for Characterization under Reaction Conditions
Colloidal chemistry is used to control the size, shape and composition of metal nanoparticles usually in the 1-10 nm range. In-situ methods are used..
Covestro Lecture Spring 2016 Catalysis
Gábor A. Somorjai
University of California, Berkeley
May05
4:00pm
Directly Imaging the Super States of Nature
A superconductor is a homogeneous quantum condensate of Cooper pairs, each formed by binding two electrons into a zero-spin, zero-momentum eigenstate..
Seminar Spring 2016 Condensed Matter
Mohammad Hamidian
Harvard University
May05
8:00am
PPG Symposium: Innovations in Materials Chemistry
The PPG Symposium: Innovations in Materials Chemistry will run from Thursday, May 5 to Saturday, May 7 in the Chevron Science Center. Contributing..
Spring 2016 Local events PPG Materials
Multiple speakers
May03
4:00pm
Spectroscopy for the Masses (of Carbon Atoms)
For some reason, the theory of the interaction of light with graphene, nanotubes, graphite, etc. got off on the wrong foot 15 years ago. The..
Crawford Lecture Spring 2016
Eric Heller
Harvard University
May03
10:30am
Toward Computational Design of Cluster-Based Functional Nano-Structures
Computational materials design offers tremendous potential for discovery and innovation. This powerful concept relies on computational exploration of..
Seminar Spring 2016 PQI
Noa Marom
Tulane University
May02
4:15pm
Ballistic Branched Flow of Almost Everything
Branched flow results from a common situation involving wave or ray propagation through weakly deflecting random media for long path lengths. In..
Crawford Lecture Spring 2016
Eric Heller
Harvard University
Apr29
11:30am
Simulating grain boundaries at the atomic scale: more complicated than you think
The grain microstructure is well-known to have a profound influence on the properties of materials so there is great interest in the properties of..
Seminar Spring 2016 Simulations Materials
Stephen Foiles
Sandia National Laboratories
Apr28
4:30pm
Energy (and spin) transport in the thermal phase of the disordered Heisenberg chain
We study energy transport at high temperature in the thermal phase of the disordered Heisenberg chain [1]. Starting from nonequilibrium initial..
Seminar Spring 2016 Post doc
Vipin Varma
International Center for Theoretical Physics
Apr26
2:30pm
PhD Defense: Mengchen Huang (Levy Group)
Title & abstract: TBA
PhD defense Levy Group
Mengchen Huang
Apr22
3:30pm
Emergent Phenomena at a Mott Insulator/Band Insulator Interface
Advances in solid-state devices have been enabled by the introduction of new materials platforms and their subsequent improvements in carrier..
Materials Seminar Spring 2016
Yuri Suzuki
Stanford University
Apr20
12:00pm
PQI2016: Quantum Challenges
Our signature PQI event will cover a broad range of research being performed in quantum science and engineering, and will feature prominent invited keynote lecturers, as well as highlighting current research in the PQI. All of the talks will be colloquium-style, and accessible to a broad range of people in quantum-related fields.
PQI Event
Multiple Speakers
Apr13
11:00am
Silicon CMOS Platform for Quantum Information Processing
I will present the first realizations of double quantum dots in dual-gate nanowire transistors. We have observed the spin-blockade effect (useful for spin readout), electrically-driven hole-spin resonance, and, very recently, we obtained the first proof of concept of a CMOS hole-spin qubit.
Condensed Matter Seminar Spring 2016
Silvano De Franceschi
CEA and Université Grenoble Alpes
Apr10
4:30pm
Jiwoong Park (U. Chicago)Spring 2017 Seminar
Jiwoong Park
University of Chicago
Apr07
4:00pm
Nanostructure-Controlled Heterogeneous Catalysts with Superior Catalytic Properties
Dr. Huang received a B.S. in Chemistry from Nanjing University, China in 2000. After receiving an M.S. in 2002 also from Nanjing University, he..
Chemistry Seminar Spring 2016
Wenyu Huang
Iowa State
Mar28
4:30pm
The Manhattan Project: Beyond the Physics
The Manhattan Project was the United States Army’s effort to develop the first generation of nuclear weapons, which were used against Japan in August..
Spring 2016 Seminar Manhattan project
Cameron Reed
Alma College
Mar28
2:30pm
Simulating an Exploding Fission-Bomb Core With a Desktop Computer
This colloquium will describe a program developed for a desktop computer which carries out a time-dependent simulation of the core of an exploding..
Condensed Matter Seminar Spring 2016
Cameron Reed
Alma College
Mar28
12:00pm
Nanoscale Study of BSCCO on a LAO/STO Interface
Emil Sanielevici Lecture: This award is given annually in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in memory of our student Emil Sanielevici (1979-..
Lecture Spring 2016
Sylvia Ujwary
University of Pittsburgh
Mar24
3:30pm
Ultrafast dynamics of ferroelectrics and transition metal dichalcogenides
The quest of new states of matter in the time domain and the need for ultrafast control of material properties have been fueled by the recent advance..
Condensed Matter Seminar Spring 2016
Haidan Wen
Argonne National Laboratory
Mar22
3:00pm
Condensed Matter Physics Seminar Series
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Spring 2016
Jimmy Hutasoit
Penn State
Jan12
4:00pm
Whispering Galleries and Berry Phase Switches in Circular Graphene Resonators
Ballistic propagation and the light-like dispersion of graphene charge carriers make graphene an attractive platform for optics-inspired graphene..
Spring 2017 Seminar Graphene Resonators
Joseph Stroscio
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Nov05
8:00am
Majorana Zero Modes and Beyond
The 2015 Majorana Conference will take place here at the University of Pittsburgh in November, and you are invited to attend! Speakers from all over..
Majorana
Multiple Speakers
Oct08
1:00pm
PQI Science2015
PQI Science2015 Information PQI is partnering with the organizers of Science2015 in two distinct ways: PQI Poster Session Where: Alumni Hall 1st..
PQI Science2015
Poster Session
Apr15
9:30am
PQI2015: Quantum Coherence
PQI2015: Quantum Coherence 15-17 April 2015 Our third annual PQI event will be held from Wednesday April 15th to Friday April 17th, 2015 at the..
PQI2015 Quantum Coherence
Multiple Speakers
Apr09
9:30am
PQI2014: Quantum Technologies
PQI2014: Quantum Technologies 9-11 April 2014 Our second annual PQI event will be held from Wednesday April 9th to Friday April 11th, 2014. The first..
PQI2014 Quantum Technologies
Multiple Speakers
Apr18
9:30am
PQI2013: Quantum Matter
PQI2013: Quantum Matter 18-19 April 2013 PQI2013 Agenda Public lecture by Nobel laureate, Bill Phillips, 5:00pm, 18 April 2013 As part of our event..
PQI2013 quantum matter
Multiple Speakers