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PQI 2020 Event

Poster Session

Following a round of remote judging, the 15 highest scored undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs will present for a live audience. PQI members that are not presenting or judging are invited to stream the event on this page.

Live Poster Session

Poster Submissions

Video pdf Name Poster Title
video pdf Ryan Muzzio Momentum-resolved view of highly tunable many-body effects in a graphene/hBN field-effect device
video pdf Pratik Khandagale Statistical Field Theory for Elastomers
video pdf Olga Vinogradova Prediction Confidence of Distinguishing High Activity Catalysts
video pdf David Bernal Integer programming techniques for minor-embedding in quantum annealers
video pdf Soumya Mukherjee Non-reflecting boundary condition for electron scattering
video pdf Shoham Sen Real Space Approach to Uniqueness in Polarizaton
video pdf Yingwei Li Structural Evolution from Homogold to Multimetallic Nanoclusters
video pdf Dana Peirce Epitaxial Growth of Topological Dirac Semimetal Na3Bi on an Antiferromagnetic Insulator
video pdf I-Hsuan Kao Efficient spin orbit torque switching in vdW heterostructure of 2D itinerant ferromagnet and Weyl semimetal
video pdf Heeseon Lim Electronic structure and metallic condensation of Ca on Ag(111) upon d orbital contribution
video pdf Anthony Bogetti Atomistic Views of Chemical Reactions from Simulations with Realistic Kinetics
video pdf Shubham Sukumar Awate High-Speed Two-Dimensional Solid-State Non-Volatile Memory Based on Electric Double Layer Gating with a Monolayer Electrolyte
video pdf Xun Li Monte Carlo Simulation of Second Sound in Graphite from First-principles
video pdf Brian Day Computational Design of MOF-based Gas Sensor Arrays: Henry's Coefficients for Complex Gas Mixtures
video pdf Amanda Dumi Chemically informed automatic fragmentation
video pdf Sydney Brooks Peptide Sequence Modification for Assembling Gold Nanoparticles into Chiral Plasmonic Helical Superstruc-tures
video pdf Jingchen Zhang Quantum optical lever sensing on a SiNstring
video pdf Yiyang Lu Spin-Dependent Enantiospecific Electropolymerization
video pdf Anantha Nagarajan Stability of Ligand Protected Au Nanoclusters Under Electrochemical Reduction of CO2
video pdf Muqing Yu Nanoscale control of metal-to-insulator transition in free-standing LAO/STO membranes
video pdf Yue Fu Kinetic Resolution via Rh-catalyzed C‒C Activation of Cyclo-butanones at Room Temperature
video pdf Rituja Patil Ni-Mo alloys for alkaline hydrogen electrochemistry
video pdf Mattheus De Souza Leveraging Ligand Steric Demand to Control Linker Exchange and Carefully Tune Domain Building Block Composition in Stratified MOFs
video pdf Supriya Ghosh Control of spin during water splitting using chiral cobalt oxide thin film
video pdf Tejal Sawant Deploying Microelectrochemical Methods to Bridge the Gap Between Laboratory Analysis and Device Design for Flow Battery Applications
video pdf Zachary Schulte H2/CO2 Separations in a Multicomponent Metal-Adeninate bio-MOF with Multiple Chemically Distinct Pore Environments
video pdf Shiv Upadhyay Machine learning wavefunctions : The tricky case of the beryllium dimer
video pdf Zoe Simon Controlling Nanoparticle Compositions Atom-by-Atom: Chemical Mechanisms of Noble Metal Nanoparticle Alloy Formations
video pdf Atreyie Ghosh Introduction to a new topological lattice made of plasmonic quasi-particles
video pdf Xiaowei Bogetti MD-EPR: A Combined Method to Determine Atomic Details of Cu(II) Labeled Proteins
video pdf Arailym Kairalapova Virial theorem via Dalgarno-Lewis approach
video pdf Aaron Greenberg Influence of Temperature on LAO/STO Nanowire Lifetimes
video pdf Yang Hu Development of single-electron and electron-pair sources in LaAlO3/SrTiO3 nanostructures
video pdf Aditi Nethwewala Interplay between Electron Pairing and Anomalous Hall Effect in LAO/STO nanostructures
video pdf Timothy Yang Graphene Activation Explains the Enhanced Hydrogen Evolution on Graphene-Coated Molybdenum Carbide Electrocatalysts
video pdf Maria Mucci A Josephson maser via three-wave coupling
video pdf Yuze Zhang Chiral 1D superlattice at LaAlO3/SrTiO3 interface
video pdf Chao Zhang Observation of the nitrogen reduction reaction by potassium
video pdf Zehan Li Fast scrambling without appealing to holographic duality
video pdf Xinyi Wu Uniaxial Strain Effect on Superconductivity in LaAlO3/SrTiO3 Nanowires
video pdf Dengyu Yang Surface Acoustic Wave Generation and Detection on LaAlO3/SrTiO3
video pdf Ieva Čepaitė A Continuous Variable Born Machine
video pdf Stuart Flannigan Hardware Requirements for Quantum Simulation Architectures
video pdf Elliott Mansfield Effects of Kronig-Penney Potential on Quantum Transport

Week 1: Quantum Materials

Jeremy Levy, UPitt, “Correlated Nanoelectronics: The Next Dimension”

Amir Yacoby, Harvard University, “Quantum Sensing Of Quantum Materials”

Sara Majetich, CMU, “TBD” 

Week 2: Quantum Computing

Sridhar Tayur, CMU, “Quantum Integer Programming (QuIP)”

Fred Chong, University of Chicago, “Closing the Gap between Quantum Algorithms and Machines with Hardware-Software Co-Design”

Ryan O’Donnell, CMU, “Quantum Learning for Quantum Data”

Week 3: Quantum Chemistry

Olexandr Isayev, CMU, “Supercharging quantum mechanics with artificial intelligence (AI)"

Heather Kulik, MIT, “Molecular design blueprints: new simulation and machine learning tools for inorganic discovery”

Peng Liu, Pitt, “Using Energy Decomposition Analysis to Guide Rational Catalyst Design”

Week 4: Quantum Computing

Yang Wang, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, “Ab initio electronic structure calculation at the dawn of exascale computing”

Shiwei Zhang, Flatiron Institute and College of William & Mary, “Towards the solution of the many-electron problem: ground-state properties of the hydrogen chain from ab initio computation"

Week 5: Quantum Materials

Jimmy Zhu, CMU, “Field Free Spin Hall Switching of Perpendicular MTJs”

Xiaodong Xu, University of Washington, “2D Magnets and Heterostructures”

Nathan Youngblood, UPitt, “Highly parallel in-memory computing with phase-change photonics”

Week 6: Quantum Optics

Andrew Daley, University of Strathclyde, “Reaching Practical Quantum Advantage in Quantum Simulation” 

Dan Stamper-Kurn, UC Berkeley, “TBD”

Tom Purdy, UPitt, “The Quantum Optical Lever”

Week 7: Quantum Materials

Linda Peteanu, CMU, “TBD” 

Chris Van de Walle, UCSB, “Modeling Point Defects for Quantum Information Science”

Week 8: Quantum Chemistry

Rongchao Jin, CMU, “Quantum-Sized Metal Nanoclusters”

So Hirata, UIUC, “Numerical Evidence Invalidating Textbook Finite-Temperature Perturbation Theory”

Public Lecture: Quantum Computational Supremacy and Its Applications

Dr. Scott J. Aaronson, David J. Bruton Centennial Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin, will give the PQI2020 Public Lecture.

Last fall, a team at Google announced the first-ever demonstration of "quantum computational supremacy"---that is, a clear quantum speedup over a classical computer for some task---using a 53-qubit programmable superconducting chip called Sycamore.  In addition to engineering, Google's accomplishment built on a decade of research in quantum complexity theory.  This talk will discuss questions like: what exactly was the contrived problem that Google solved?  How does one verify the outputs using a classical computer?  And how confident are we that the problem is classically hard---especially in light of subsequent counterclaims by IBM?  He'll end with a proposed application for Google's experiment---namely, the generation of certified random bits, for use (for example) in proof-of-stake cryptocurrencies---that he has been developing and that Google is now working to demonstrate.