Peyman Givi, University of Pittsburgh
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 10:00am
102 Benedum Hall

13th Elsevier Distinguished Lecture in Mechanics

Quantum Information Science (QIS) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are having a dominant influence in many aspects of life in industrial societies. The importance of these fields to the global economy and security are very well recognized, promoting the rapid growth of the related technologies in the upcoming decades. This growth is fueled by very large investments by many governments and leading industries. An arena in which QIC and AI are being promoted to play a more significant role is combustion. The fact is that combustion provides the largest portion of the energy needs in the world, despite all of the dedicated efforts towards the development of alternative and/or sustainable energy resources. This situation will likely remain the same within the foreseeable future.

This lecture is focused on recent work in which use is made of modern developments in Quantum Computing (QC), and Deep Learning (DL) & Machine Learning (ML) to tackle some of the most challenging problems in turbulent combustion. The computational approach is via a stochastic model termed the Filtered Density Function (FDF). This model, originally developed by this lecturer, provides one of the most systematic means of describing the unsteady evolution of reactive turbulence. It is demonstrated that, if devised intelligently, DL/ML can aid in developments of high fidelity FDF closures, and QC provides a significant speed-up over classical FDF simulators.

POSTPONED: Rings and tunnel junctions: Quantum mechanics on a circle
We show by standard quantum principles that two circuits, a small tunnel junction and a small metal loop with an electron, are related by a gauge transformation. We show further that this same transform prevents momentum eigenfunctions from having gauge invariant de Broglie wave lengths around a ring. Thus persistent current on a metal ring and the Coulomb blockade on a small tunnel junction seem to be the same dynamical theory based on discontinuous Bloch ...
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Arthur Davidson
Carnegie Mellon University (retired)
POSTPONED: Douglas Natelson (Rice University)
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Douglas Natelson
Rice University
PQI2020 Virtual Poster Session
Virtual Spring PQI2020 Poster Session PQI Undergraduates, Graduate Students, and Postdocs are invited to present their latest research in quantum science & engineering in a virtual format. Friday, October 18, 1 p.m. J.W. Connolly Main Ballroom Alumni Hall Graduate and undergraduate PQI students will present their work and mingle with their peers. The PQI Fall Poster Session is a great opportunity for PQI members from the different institutions to come together. The 6 best poster ...
Talk location: Alumni Hall PQI Event
Pittsburgh Quantum Institute
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POSTPONED: Sean Hartnoll (Stanford University)
Talk location: Doherty Hall A302 Spring 2020 Colloquium
Sean Hartnoll
Stanford University