Seminar Series

PQI2020 Week 8: Quantum Chemistry

Speaker(s): 
So Hirata, Rongchao Jin
Dates: 
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 3:30pm

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

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

The format is a plenary talk from our invited speaker (40 min, including questions) accompanied with a shorter talk (20 min, including questions) from our PQI membership. This is a format that is modeled after the previous PQI20XX events. 

The link to the YouTube livestream will be updated here shortly.

PQI2020 Week 7: Quantum Materials

Speaker(s): 
Chris Van de Walle, Linda Peteanu
Dates: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 3:30pm

Linda Peteanu, CMU, “TBD” 

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

The format is a plenary talk from our invited speaker (40 min, including questions) accompanied with a shorter talk (20 min, including questions) from our PQI membership. This is a format that is modeled after the previous PQI20XX events. 

The link to the YouTube livestream will be updated here shortly.

PQI2020 Week 6: Quantum X

Speaker(s): 
Daniel Stamper-Kurn, Andrew Daley, Tom Purdy
Dates: 
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 3:30pm

Andrew Daley, University of Strathclyde, “Reaching practical quantum advantage in quantum simulation” 

Daniel Stamper-Kurn, UC Berkeley, “TBD”

Tom Purdy, UPitt, “TBD”

The format is a plenary talk from our invited speaker (40 min, including questions), sandwiched between two shorter talks (20 min each, including questions) from our PQI membership. This is a format that is modeled after the previous PQI20XX events. 

The link to the YouTube livestream will be updated here shortly.

PQI2020 Week 5: Quantum Materials

Speaker(s): 
Xiaodong Xu, Jimmy Zhu, Nathan Youngblood
Dates: 
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 3:30pm

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”

The format is a plenary talk from our invited speaker (40 min, including questions), sandwiched between two shorter talks (20 min each, including questions) from our PQI membership. This is a format that is modeled after the previous PQI20XX events. 

The link to the YouTube livestream will be updated here shortly.

PQI2020 Week 4: Quantum Computing

Speaker(s): 
Yang Wang, Shiwei Zhang
Dates: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 3:30pm

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"”

The format is a plenary talk from our outside speaker (40 min, including questions) following a talk (20 min, including questions) from our PQI membership. This is a format that is modeled after the previous PQI20XX events. 

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PQI2020 Week 3: Quantum Chemistry

Speaker(s): 
Olexandr Isayev, Heather Kulik, Peng Liu
Dates: 
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 3:30pm

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”

The format is a plenary talk from our outside speaker (40 min, including questions), sandwiched between two shorter talks (20 min each, including questions) from our PQI membership. This is a format that is modeled after the previous PQI20XX events. 

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PQI2020 Week 2: Quantum Computing

Speaker(s): 
Sridhar Tayur, Fred Chong, Ryan O'Donnell
Dates: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 3:30pm

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”

The format is a plenary talk from our outside speaker (40 min, including questions), sandwiched between two shorter talks (20 min each, including questions) from our PQI membership. This is a format that is modeled after the previous PQI20XX events. 

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PQI2020 Week 1: Quantum Materials

Speaker(s): 
Jeremy Levy, Amir Yacoby, Sara Majetich
Dates: 
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 3:30pm

Jeremy Levy, UPitt, “Correlated Nanoelectronics: The Next Dimension
Amir Yacoby, Harvard University, “Quantum Sensing Of Quantum Materials
Sara Majetich, CMU, “TBD” 

The format is a plenary talk from our outside speaker (40 min, including questions), sandwiched between two shorter talks (20 min each, including questions) from our PQI membership. This is a format that is modeled after the previous PQI20XX events. 

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Correlated Nanoelectronics

Speaker(s): 
Dr. Jeremy Levy
Dates: 
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 11:30am

The study of strongly correlated electronic systems and the development of quantum transport in nanoelectronic devices have followed distinct, mostly non-overlapping paths.  Electronic correlations of complex materials lead to emergent properties such as superconductivity, magnetism, and Mott insulator phases. Nanoelectronics generally starts with far simpler materials (e.g., carbon-based or semiconductors) and derives functionality from doping and spatial confinement to two or fewer spatial dimensions.  In the last decade,...

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