The PQI Women in Quantum Science and Engineering Lecture Series is held in the framework of the Year of Diversity at Pitt to celebrate women scientists. All talks are colloquium-style and open to the public.
The annual PQI signature event will cover a wide range of topics in quantum science and engineering by featuring prominent invited keynote lecturers and highlighting the current research of PQI members. All talks are colloquium-style and accessible to a broad audience.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 9 AM. One dozen physics students, who are both undergraduate and graduate level, arrive at the PQI office for the kickoff of the first annual PQI & USTC Day, where they are greeted by PQI Director, Jeremy Levy.
The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), which is located in Heifei, is one of China’s leading universities. USTC recently made international headlines due to the work of physics professor Jianwei Pan, the chief scientist on the project that culminated with China’s recent launch of the first quantum satellite.
Over the last several years, USTC and PQI have been establishing strong ties and collaborations. In recent years a number of USTC graduates have joined the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) physics departments to work in the groups and labs of PQI faculty. Some PQI faculty are themselves USTC alumni, and other PQI groups often welcome USTC undergraduate students for summer internships or research projects.
Our signature PQI event will cover a broad range of research being performed in quantum science and engineering, and will feature prominent invited keynote lecturers, as well as highlighting current research in the PQI. All of the talks will be colloquium-style, and accessible to a broad range of people in quantum-related fields.
2D Materials, Phenomena and Devices
Novel Quantum Phases of Matter
Quantum Computation and Simulation
|Session||Chair: Di Xiao|
|9:00am||Martin Zwierlein||Strongly Interacting Fermi Gases of Atoms and Molecules|
|9:40am||Ben Hunt||Quantum Metal and Ising Superconductivity in Two-Dimensional NbSe2|
|Susan Fullerton||Nanoionic Two-Dimensional Memory|
|Session||Chair: Ken Jordan|
|11:00am||Cyrus Umrigar||Quantum Monte Carlo Methods in Chemistry and Physics|
|11:40am||Yang Wang||The Green Function Method in Ab Initio Electronic Structure Calculations|
|12:00pm||Daniel Lambrecht||Bridging Quantum Mechanics and Chemical Intuition|
|Session||Chair:||Chair: Hrvoje Petek|
|2:00pm||Nader Engheta||Quantum and Classical Features of "Near-Zero" Optics|
|2:40pm||Sean Garrett-Roe||Quantum Mechanics at Play in Ionic Liquids|
|3:00pm||Linda Peteanu||The Optical Properties of Conjugated Materials and their Aggregates: Towards Imaging of Films and Devices|
|3:40pm||Doug Natelson||Heating and Vibrations at the Molecular Scale|
|4:20pm||David Waldeck||Chiral Induced Spin Selectivity and its Impact on Electron Transfer in Nanoparticle Assemblies|
|5:00pm||Poster Session (view poster list)|
|9:00am||Xiao-Yang Zhu||Many-Body Quantum Coherent Processes in Semiconductors|
|9:40am||David Pekker||Emergent Conserved Quantities in Strongly Disordered Matter|
|10:00am||Brian D’Urso||A Magneto-Gravitational Trap for Diamond Nanocrystals|
|11:00am||David Reichman||Optical and Excitonic Properties of Two Dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenides|
|11:40am||Peng Liu||Computational Studies of Transition-Metal-Catalyzed Reactions in Organic Synthesis|
|12:00pm||Ken Jordan||Using Drude Oscillators to Illustrate the Origin of Dispersion Dipoles and Forces|
|2:00pm||Huili Grace Xing||Process Toward Thin-TFET: A 2D Material Based Tunnel Transistor|
|2:40pm||Vincent Sokalski||Energetic Molding of Skyrmion-Like Magnetic Bubbles|
|3:00pm||Randy Feenstra||Progress Towards Tunneling Devices Based on Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Materials|
|3:40pm||Andrew Daley||Many-Body Entanglement and Novel Dynamics in Quantum Simulators with AMO Systems|
|4:20pm||Di Xiao||Magnon Chirality Hall Effect in Collinear Antiferromagnets|
Public Lecture: The Quest for the Robust Quantum Bit
|7:00pm||Banquet at Phipps Conservatory|
|9:00am||Yuri Suzuki||Emergent Phenomena at a Mott Insulator/Band Insulator Interface|
|9:40am||Jeremy Levy||Electron Waveguides at the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 Interface|
|10:00am||Sangyeop Lee||Hydrodynamic Phonon Transport in Suspended Graphene|
|11:00am||Liang Fu||Majorana Takes Charge: From Teleportation to Quantum Computation|
|11:40am||Steve Cundiff||Multidimensional Coherent Photocurrent Spectroscopy of Semiconductor Microcavities|
|2:00pm||Raymond Laflamme||Experimental Quantum Error Correction|
|2:40pm||Robert Griffiths||Where Was the Photon|