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Rob A. Rutenbar Named Senior Vice Chancellor for Research at Pitt

  • By Aude Marjolin
  • 13 April 2017

Rob A. RutenbarRob A. Rutenbar has been named the University of Pittsburgh’s senior vice chancellor for research and will join Pitt’s senior leadership team in July. In this newly established position, he will lead the University’s strategic vision for research and innovation, enhancing existing technological partnerships. Working with other senior University officials, the senior vice chancellor for research is responsible for establishing and implementing a long-term plan for research infrastructure. The position manages the University’s Center for Research Computing, Economic Partnerships, the Innovation Institute, the Office of Export Controls, the Office of Research, the Research Conduct and Compliance Office and the Radiation Safety Office. Rutenbar brings nearly 40 years of experience in innovation and technology to Pitt. His research focuses on three broad categories: tools for a wide variety of integrated circuit design issues, methods for managing the statistics of nanoscale chip design and custom computer architectures for perceptual and data analytics problems.

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.


3D quantum liquid crystal, an optical micro-oscillator, texting of hyper-complex quantum theories, and a tunable artificial atom in graphene

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Fri, Apr 21 2017 14:08:04

A rechargeable spin battery, quantization of anyonic heat flow, time crystals for quantum machines, a fluid with negative mass, and Bell correlations in half a million atoms

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Thu, Apr 20 2017 15:29:45

Study of topological matter at the Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source, two new magnetic materials, and tackling the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam-Tsingou problem

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Mon, Apr 17 2017 13:54:29

A face off between two quantum computers and a new record of 10 entangled qubits

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Fri, Apr 14 2017 13:54:11

Strongly bound excitons in anatase, observation of two-photon blockade, and Luttinger theorem and imbalanced Fermi systems

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Thu, Apr 13 2017 13:49:23