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Chenxu Liu is a graduate student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh.

He works in the Pekker Lab on understanding the dynamics of various driven-dissipative quantum systems and their possible applications to operational quantum computers. He focuses on answering the question of how to achieve efficient and high fidelity manipulation of both matter and photon qubits in order to improve entangled state preparation, gate operation, transmission and detection of the resulting states of the qubits.

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

Dengyu Yang is a third year graduate student studying physics at the University of Pittsburgh. She describes how her mindset has evolved over the course of her studies and offers advice for new students.

Xing Yee Gan is a fifth year graduate student studying materials chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh. She describes how her mindset has evolved over the course of her studies and offers advice for new students.

Olivia Lanes is a sixth year graduate student studying physics at the University of Pittsburgh. She describes how her mindset has evolved over the course of her studies and offers advice for new students.

Amanda Dumi is a third year graduate student studying computational chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh. She describes how her mindset has evolved over the course of her studies and offers advice for new students.

Erin Fierro is a second year graduate student studying physics at the University of Pittsburgh. She describes how her mindset has evolved over the course of her studies and offers advice for new students.

Trailer for the "PQI Mindset" series that profiles five PhD students working in quantum science. These students describe how they face challenges in their research, describe how their mindset has evolved over the course of their PhD, and give advice to beginning students.

Students featured:
Xing Yee Gan
Olivia Lanes
Erin Fierro

Editing:
Hunter Duwall 
Jeremy Levy 

Special thanks to the Jarman Lab

Azarin Zarassi is a graduate student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Pitt.

She works in the Frolov lab and is assembling a Majorana qubit with a superconducting qubit to use the coupling between them to read the state of the Majorana qubit from the microwave frequency response of the resonator in the superconducting qubit. This device paves the way to future generation of quantum computers and is the beginning of many studies to exploit Majorana fermions and their unique topological features.

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

Arthur Li is a graduate student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Pitt.

He works in the Levy lab examining quantum transport in complex oxide interfaces and graphene.

Arthur was a PQI Graduate Student Research Fellow in 2017/2018.

Dr. Susan Coppersmith is the Robert E. Fassnacht and a Vilas Professor of Physics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  She is a theoretical condensed matter physicist who has worked on a broad range of problems in the area of complex systems, and has made substantial contributions to the understanding of subjects including glasses, granular materials, the nonlinear dynamics of magnetic flux lattices in type-II superconductors, and quantum computing. 

Dr. Coppersmith has served as Chair of the UW-Madison physics department, as a member of the NORDITA advisory board, as a member of the Mathematical and Physical Science Advisory Committee of the National Science Foundation, and as a Trustee at the Aspen Center for Physics.  She has served as Chair of the Division of Condensed Matter Physics of the American Physical Society, as Chair of the Section on Physics of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Gordon Research Conferences, and as Chair of the External Advisory Board of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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