PQI Event

USTC Day 2017 at PQI

  • By Barbara Delraso
  • 28 September 2017

Thursday, August 10, 2017, 9:30 AM. One dozen physics students, who are both undergraduate and graduate level, arrive at the PQI office for the kickoff of the second annual PQI & USTC Day, where they are greeted by PQI co-Excutive Director, Burcu Ozden.

The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), which is located in Heifei, is one of China’s leading universities. USTC recently made international headlines due to the work of physics professor Jianwei Pan, the chief scientist on the project that culminated with China’s recent launch of the first quantum satellite.

Over the last several years, USTC and PQI have been establishing strong ties and collaborations. In recent years a number of USTC graduates have joined the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) physics departments to work in the groups and labs of PQI faculty. Some PQI faculty are themselves USTC alumni, and other PQI groups often welcome USTC undergraduate students for summer internships or research projects.


Pittsburgh Quantum Institute
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 9:00pm to Friday, October 20, 2017 - 5:00pm

Come help unify and promote Quantum Science and Engineering in Pittsburgh at Science2017: Wednesday through Friday, October 18-20, 2017
Alumni Hall & Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center


Multiple speakers
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, April 20, 2018 - 5:00pm

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 Quantum Day 2017

  • By Aude Marjolin
  • 11 April 2017

Quantum Day 2017 for Taylor Allderdice High School Students

PQI organized its first Quantum Day this past Thursday, April 6, 2017 for the students of Taylor Allderdice High School; a day full of activities, talks, lab tours, and of course pizza. About 15 students, mostly juniors and seniors, from Dr. Janet Waldeck's physics classes were present, and PQI faculty from Physics, Chemistry, and Engineering departments participated in many ways. Students and faculty alike had a good time learning or talking about research in quantum science and engineering, and through Quantum Day 2017--the first of hopefully many more--PQI has certainly fulfilled its mission statement of helping unify and promote quantum science and engineering to high school students in Pittsburgh.

Women in Quantum Science and Engineering Lecture Series: Laura Greene

Laura Greene
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

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