Events

Venkat Gopalan, Pennsylvania State University
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 4:00pm
Zoom

Symmetry is fundamental to understanding our physical world. An antisymmetry operation switches between two different states of a trait, such as two time-states, position-states, charge-states, spin-states, chemical-species etc. This talk will cover the fundamental concept of antisymmetry, with brief mentions of two well-established antisymmetries, namely spatial inversion in point groups and time reversal. Then it will introduce two new ones, namely, distortion reversal and wedge reversion. The distinction between classical and quantum mechanical descriptions of time reversal will be discussed. Applications of these antisymmetries will be presented such as crystallography, property tensors, transition state theory, magnetic structures, ferroelectric and multiferroic switching, and classifying physical quantities in arbitrary dimensions.

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Sep24
4:00pm
Energy Infrastructure Sensing Technologies and Opportunities for Quantum
An overview will be presented of some emerging platforms that are relevant for energy infrastructure sensing applications including both optical fiber and passive wireless technologies. Example motivating applications will be presented including grid modernization, energy resource recovery and transport, and power generation, along with an overview of existing and future sensing technologies under investigation. A specific emphasis will be placed upon opportunities and limitations in such applications for quantum materials and quantum sensing concepts to ...
Talk location: Zoom Seminar Fall 2020
Paul Ohodnicki
University of Pittsburgh
Oct01
4:00pm
Chris Lirakis (IBM)
Talk Title and Abstract TBA
Talk location: Zoom Seminar Fall 2020
Chris Lirakis
IBM
Oct05
4:00pm
Roger Mong (University of Pittsburgh)
Joint Pitt/CMU Colloquium Talk Title and Abstract TBA
Talk location: Online Seminar Fall 2020
Roger Mong
University of Pittsburgh
Nov02
4:00pm
Erica Carlson (Purdue University)
Joint Pitt/CMU Colloquium Talk Title and Abstract TBA
Talk location: Online Seminar Fall 2020
Erica Carlson
Purdue University