Multiple Speakers,
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:00pm
Carnegie Mellon University - Multiple locations

APS Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) are three-day regional conferences for undergraduate physics majors held simultaneously around the US and Canada. Their goal is to empower undergraduate women and gender minorities in their pursuits and aspirations in the field of physics by providing them with an opportunity to connect with peers and leaders, learn strategies for success, and be inspired by experts.

The 2020 program in Pittsburgh will include research talks, panel discussions about graduate school and non-academic career paths in physics, workshops and discussions about women in physics, student research talks and poster session, and laboratory tours… and much more!

Registration has passed and the event is not open to the public, but for those attending, PQI will see you at the networking session from 4:30-6:30 PM on Saturday, January 18th - stop by and grab some PQI swag!

Guiding Principles for Engineering Quantum Matter far from Equilibrium
One of the most fascinating aspects of non-equilibrium physics is that a macroscopic quantum system pushed out of equilibrium can exhibit markedly different dynamics when probed on different time scales. Pioneered in time-resolved condensed matter experiments and ultracold atoms, the idea to use external driving such as strong optical pulses holds promise to exceed the limitations set by chemistry and push materials into non-equilibrium states with novel or useful properties. However, a characterization of thermalization, ...
Talk location: Wean 7316 Spring 2020 Colloquium
Martin Claassen
Flatiron Institute
'Dirty' Quantum Magnets
Dr. Itamar Kimchi is currently an NRC postdoctoral fellow at JILA, the joint institute of NIST and the Department of Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder Abstract: Studying quantum entanglement over the past decade has allowed us to make remarkable theoretical progress in understanding correlated many-body quantum systems. However in real materials electrons experience spatially random heterogeneities ("dirt") whose theoretical treatment, including strong correlations, has been a challenge. I will describe how synthesizing ideas ...
Talk location: Wean 7316 Spring 2020 Colloquium
Itamar Kimchi
University of Colorado Boulder
Inti Sodemann (Max Planck Institute)
Talk location: A302 Doherty Hall Spring 2020 Seminar
Inti Sodemann
Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems
Yizhi You (Princeton University)
Spring 2020 Colloquium
Yizhi You
Princeton University
Femto-magnetism meets spintronics: Towards integrated magneto-photonics
Novel schemes for optically controlling ferromagnetic order at a femtosecond time scale receive great scientific interest. In the strongly non-equilibrium regime, it has become possible not only to quench magnetic order, but even to deterministically switch the magnetic state by a single femtosecond laser pulses. Moreover, it has been shown that pulsed laser excitation can induce spin currents over several to tens of nanometers. This development triggered a merge of the fields of ‘femto-magnetism’ and ...
Spring 2020 Colloquium
Bert Koopmans
Eindhoven University of Technology
Sean Hartnoll (Stanford University)
Talk location: Doherty Hall A302 Spring 2020 Colloquium
Sean Hartnoll
Stanford University