Panel Discussion on the 2016 Nobel Prizes

Multiple speakers
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 4:45pm to 5:45pm

The Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine, Chemistry and Physics are considered by many to be the most prestigious award available in science. The awards recognize notable discoveries that have profoundly impacted science, and often the world around us. A panel of professors from Carnegie Mellon's Mellon College of Science will discuss the discoveries that won Nobel Prizes this year. 

  • Assistant Professor of Physics Di Xiao will discuss the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics, which was awarded to David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. Haldane and J.
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Science 2015 Lunch Learn: Does It (Quantum) Compute?

Does it quantum compute?
October 9, 2015

Jeremy Levy, PhD
Michael Hatridge, PhD, Daniel Lambrecht, PhD, Peyman Givi, PhD

A panel discussion of faculty members from the Pittsburgh Quantum Institute ( was organized during Science 2015 to learn about the new field of quantum computing.  The panel includes experts from physics, chemistry and engineering disciplines, and will be moderated by the Director of PQI.  What is a quantum computer?  How are they different from ordinary computers?  What kinds of disciplines can a quantum computer impact?  Why don’t we have quantum computers already?