Professor Emeritus Edward Gerjuoy Publishes Paper on Julian Schwinger

  • By Burcu Ozden
  • 12 January 2018

An article by PQI member Edward Gerjuoy will be included in a book titled "Memories of Julian Schwinger" in a new edition of Schwinger's book Quantum Mechanics - Symbolism of Atomic Measurements (Springer, 2018), published for the centennial of Schwinger's birth. Schwinger, who shared the 1965 Nobel Prize in Physics with Richard Feynman and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga for the invention of quantum electrodynamics, was a classmate of Gerjuoy's at City College of New York in the 1930s. Gerjuoy noted that he had a better grade in classical mechanics than Schwinger did.

International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing (QCMC)

  • By Leena Aggarwal
  • 8 January 2018

The International Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing (QCMC) was established in 1990 to encourage and bring together scientists and engineers working in the interdisciplinary field of quantum information science and technology.

To date, thirteen such meetings have been held and the fourteenth is being organized by Quantum Science and Technologies Group (QST)Louisiana State University on March 12-16, 2018. QST group conducts research on atomic, molecular, and optical physics, the foundations of quantum mechanics, photonic band gap and meta materials, quantum information theory, quantum complexity theory, quantum error correction, quantum optics, optical quantum computing, quantum sensors, quantum imaging, and relativistic quantum information theory. It collaborates with a number of university and industrial research groups around the world, and we receive financial support for our research from a number of sources.

Southwest Quantum Information and Technology

  • By Leena Aggarwal
  • 8 January 2018

SQuInT is a consortium of universities, national labs, and industrial labs, with concentration in the southwestern United States. The SQuInT meeting has a strong tradition of mixing invited talks from world-class leading researchers with talks by junior researchers across the SQuInT network, to promote an interactive environment. The meeting brings together the broad community of researchers in Quantum Information Science, including experimental physicists, theorists, and computer scientists.

The 20th Annual SQuInT Workshop is being organized by the Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC). The CQuIC is a research center co-located at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and the University of Arizona in Tucson. Research at CQuIC is focused on on quantum information and computation, quantum control and measurement, quantum metrology, and quantum optics and communication, and they have extensive theoretical and experimental research programs in all these areas

    Workshop on 2D Quantum Metamaterials

    • By Leena Aggarwal
    • 8 January 2018

    The workshop on 2D Quantum Metamaterials is dedicated to the commonalities between fabrication, theoretical prediction, and alternative approaches to tunable quantum materials, including cold-atom realizations. Theoretical efforts served by this new simulation platform include Hubbard model systems, design of 2D materials, and other exotic materials.

    The workshop will be organized around:

    1. all-invited talks by leading researchers

    2. breakout sessions for discussions and future plan

    3. published Workshop Summary Report


    Quantum Leaps

    • By Leena Aggarwal
    • 8 January 2018

    Quantum is an open-access peer-reviewed journal for quantum science and related fields. Quantum is launching a pilot outreach project, Quantum Leaps, where scientists write a rigorous and accessible popular science version of a research paper, which are then reviewed by school students, under the supervision of a researcher. The goals of this project are three-fold:

    1. Teach the process of peer review to school students by direct experience;

    2. Get students interested in the science of quantum computing and information; and

    3. Provide a venue for researchers to showcase effective science communication in quantum sciences.

    After peer review, the best articles will be published in Quantum Views, and the reviewers will be invited to give a talk about the experience. This project is inspired by Frontiers for Young Minds, which implements the same idea in fields such as biology, psychology and space science. Quantum Leaps is coordinated by Chris Ferrie and Lídia del Rio.

    Jill Millstone has Joined ACS Nano as an Associate Editor

    • By Burcu Ozden
    • 3 January 2018

    Congratulations to Jill Millstone on her new position as Associate Editor at ACS Nano. She has been an extremely active ACS Nano author and advisor, since even before she joined their editorial advisory board. In 2011, she joined the Chemistry Department at the University of Pittsburgh, where she has received awards including the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the ACS Unilever Award and the Cottrell Research Scholar Award. She is also a member of the editorial advisory board of ACS Nano, beginning January 2016. Her group studies the chemical mechanisms underpinning metal nanoparticle synthesis, surface chemistry, and optoelectronic behaviors. She acted as a mentor and instructor at the Cottrell Scholar Collaborative supported workshop for new faculty as well as a mentor at the Global Young Academy Women in Science Leadership Initiative, the first workshop hosted by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) in the fall of 2016.


    Central Research Development Fund (CRDF) - Fiscal Year 2019

    • By Burcu Ozden
    • 3 January 2018

    The primary goal of the CRDF Small Grants Program is to enhance opportunities for faculty, especially early career faculty, at the University of Pittsburgh to engage in high-quality research, scholarship, and creative endeavors. Awards may range from $2,000 to $16,000. This year, applicants who integrate undergraduate research experiences into their proposed work may request an additional $2,000. The maximum dollar amount that may be awarded this year is $18,000. 

    Expression of Interest (Recommended): Monday, January 8, 2018 (12 P.M.)

    Full Proposal (Required): Monday, February 26, 2018 (12 P.M.)

    Overview of NETL Cross Cutting Research Program and Funding Opportunities

    • By Burcu Ozden
    • 3 January 2018

    Overview of NETL Cross Cutting Research Program and Funding Opportunities with Dr. Briggs White, Technology Manager, Cross Cutting Research NET will be held on Thursday, January 04, 2018 between 12:00 PM  and 01:00 PM at 102 Benedum Hall. Dr. Briggs White is an experienced engineering management professional with a demonstrated history of working in the research industry. Currently, Dr. White is serving as Crosscutting Technology Manager at NETL. 

    The program serves to accelerate R&D progress and develop concepts and technologies that enable improvements in fossil-based power generation.  Energy technology platforms include advanced coal combustion, gas turbines, advanced power cycles, solid oxide fuel cells, and modular gas conversion reactors. The program's scope includes fostering R&D in sensors and controls, cybersecurity, modeling and simulation, high-performance materials, innovative combustion concepts, and water management. The program leverages technology trends in smart and advanced manufacturing, process intensification, high-performance computing, IoT, data analytics, and machine learning.

    Raise on Enabling Quantum Leap: Transformational Advances in Quantum Systems

    • By Burcu Ozden
    • 25 December 2017

    After Department of Energy's Dear Colleague Letter (DLC) last month, on December 14, 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) released a DLC  on enabling quantum leap. 

    This DCL aims to encourage researchers to submit interdisciplinary research projects that must include at least three complementary components represented by researchers with expertise in the areas of physics, chemistry, mathematics, materials science, engineering, and computer/computational science, which are more broadly represented by the NSF Directorates for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), Engineering (ENG), and Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE). The innovative proposals must focus on quantum functionality by assessing aspects relevant to both fundamental and application concepts, and must result in experimental demonstrations of transformative advances towards quantum systems and/or proof-of-concept validations.



    NSF/DOE Quantum Science Summer School

    • By Burcu Ozden
    • 25 December 2017

    Opportunity for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellow

    • Description: This program is dedicated to the education of graduate students and postdocs in quantum sciene and their applications to new technologies in academic and industrial contexts.
    • Duration: 2 weeks
    • Dates:  June 10-22, 2018 
    • Location: Cornell University
    • Application Deadline:  January 31, 2018
    • Financial Support: Available. More information can be found here!
    • Requirement: A recommendation letter will be required from the person you use as a reference.
    • Apply here!