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This weeks focus is on quantum optics and we are pleased to be joined by our featured speaker, Dan Stamper-Kurn from UC Berkeley, and PQI member contributing speakers, Andrew Daley from the University of Strathclyde and Tom Purdy from Pitt.

Andrew Daley (UStrathclyde), “Reaching practical quantum advantage in quantum simulation”

Dan Stamper-Kurn (UC Berkeley) “Using Light to Measure and Control Quantum Systems"

Tom Purdy (Pitt), "The Quantum Optical Level”

This week's focus is on quantum materials and we are pleased to be joined by our featured speaker, Xiaodong Xu from the University of Washington, and PQI member contributing speakers, Jimmy Zhu from CMU and Nathan Youngblood from Pitt.

Jimmy Zhu (CMU), “Field Free Spin Hall Switching of Perpendicular MTJs”

Xiadong Xu (University of Washington) “2D Magnets and Heterostructures"

Nathan Youngblood (Pitt), "Highly parallel in-memory computing with phase-change photonics”

This week's focus is on quantum computing and we are pleased to be joined by our featured speaker, Shiwei Zhang from the Flatiron Institute and William & Mary, and PQI member contributing speaker, Yang Wang from the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center.

Yang Wang (PSC), “Ab initio electronic structure calculation at the dawn of exascale computing”

Shiwei Zhang (Flatiron + William&Mary) “Towards the solution of the many-electron problem: ground-state properties of the hydrogen chain from ab initio computation"

This week's focus is on quantum chemistry and we are pleased to be joined by our featured speaker, Heather Kulik from MIT, and PQI member contributing speakers, Olexandr Isayev from CMU and Peng Liu from University of Pittsburgh.

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"

This weeks focus is on quantum computing and we are pleased to be joined by invited speaker Fred Chong from the University of Chicago.

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”

Our remote PQI2020 Seminar series starts off with a focus on quantum materials and our invited speaker Amir Yacoby from Harvard University. 

3:30-3:50 Jeremy Levy (University of Pittsburgh): Correlated Nanoelectronics: The Next Dimension 3:50-4:30 Amir Yacoby (Harvard University): Quantum Sensing Of Quantum Materials 4:30-4:50 Sara Majetich (Carnegie Mellon University): TBD

Dr. Hideo Mabuchi from Stanford University gave a talk titled "Coherent nonlinear dynamics and the physics of computation".

His early scientific research was focused on understanding open quantum systems, quantum measurement, and the quantum-to-classical transition. In recent years his research group has turned towards fundamental issues of quantum engineering, such as quantum nonlinear dynamics, quantum feedback control and quantum model reduction. Along the way his group has also worked substantially on single-molecule biophysics, quantum information science, and quantum materials. In parallel with directing his group's sponsored research, Hideo has developed a deep personal interest in exploring the interfaces of modern science with traditional craft, aesthetic philosophy and new materialism.

Professor Hideo Mabuchi from Stanford University talks about joining the Caltech faculty straight out of graduate school, coherent Ising machines, and learning to take oneself seriously.

Hideo Mabuchi received an AB in Physics from Princeton and a PhD in Physics from Caltech.  He served as Chair of the Department of Applied Physics at Stanford from 2010-2016.  His early scientific research was focused on understanding open quantum systems, quantum measurement, and the quantum-to-classical transition.  In recent years his research group has turned towards fundamental issues of quantum engineering, such as quantum nonlinear dynamics, quantum feedback control and quantum model reduction.  Along the way his group has also worked substantially on single-molecule biophysics, quantum information science, and quantum materials.  In parallel with directing his group's sponsored research, Hideo has developed a deep personal interest in exploring the interfaces of modern science with traditional craft, aesthetic philosophy and new materialism.  He has been experimenting with novel teaching initiatives to help resurrect the ideals of liberal education in the modern university.

Shreya Ghosh is a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh.

She works in the Saxena lab and examines protein-DNA interactions using site directed Cu(II) spin labeling methods.

Shreya was a PQI Graduate Student Research Fellow in 2018/2019.

*correction to typo at 0:19-0:25 is Ghosh

Minh Vo was a graduate student in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh.

He worked with Karl Johnson and uses computational chemistry to study the reaction mechanisms of catalytic systems.

Minh was a PQI Graduate Student Research Fellow in 2018/2019.

*correction to text at 0:18-0:24 is Minh and Department of Chemical Engineering

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