Seminar Series

PQI Student Seminar Series

Speaker(s): 
Maksim Gomanko
Dates: 
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 2:00pm

The next PQI student seminar talk will be held next Thursday, 02 February at 2:00pm in Allen Hall room 321. The speaker will be "group IV-VI semiconductor materials for applications in quantum devices" by Maksim Gomanko from the University of Pittsburgh Department of Physics and Astronomy. Coffee and cookies will be provided; we hope to see everyone there!

If you are interested in presenting, please choose a date to present here.

PQI Student Seminar Series

Speaker(s): 
Melanie Dieterlen
Dates: 
Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 2:00pm

The PQI Student Seminar Series begins this week with Melanie Dieterlen presenting "Nanoscale THz spectroscopy of electrically gated quantum materials." The seminar will be held in Allen 321 on the University of Pittsburgh campus at 2pm, on Thursday 1/19.

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. 

Click this link to watch live on the PQI Youtube channel and ask questions in the livechat.

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. 

Click this link to watch live on the PQI Youtube channel and ask questions in the livechat.

PQI2020 Week 6: Quantum Optics

Speaker(s): 
Dan 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” 

Dan Stamper-Kurn, UC Berkeley, “TBD”

Tom Purdy, UPitt, “The Quantum Optical Lever”

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. 

Click here to watch live on the PQI...

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. 

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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. 

Watch here and submit...

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