Frontiers in Emergent Quantum Phenomena
Center for Quantum Phenomena Inaugural Symposium
June 28-30, 2017 at NYU
Location: NYU Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012
About the Symposium

The EQP symposium will be focused on advancing the realization, measurement and manipulation of emergent quantum phenomena. This 3-day event will feature more than 20 invited speakers and poster sessions to discuss spintronics, nanoelectronics, non-equilibrium quantum systems, topological materials, correlated materials, and cutting edge spectroscopies. It will also include a public lecture on emergent quantum particles.

The symposium also celebrates the inauguration of the new Center for Quantum Phenomena (CQP) in the NYU Physics Department, which features exceptional new laboratory space and advanced thin film analysis and deposition systems, acquired with the generous support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the National Science Foundation. It also marks the launch of a joint research laboratory with the French Centre Nationnal de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) that involves parters at the Université Paris Saclay, the Université Paris Sud, the University of Lorraine and the University of California, San Diego.

The participation of early career researchers and Ph.D. students, particularly those from underrepresented groups, is highly encouraged. Students and postdocs are welcomed to sign up for dormitory space during registration, and then apply here for reimbursement of housing expenses.

The symposium is sponsored by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, IBM, the New York University College of Arts and Sciences and Vinci Technologies.

Speakers
Quantum materials
Spintronics and spin physics
Non-equilibrium quantum systems
CNRS-NYU Joint Research Laboratory
Schedule

All Talks Will Be Given at NYU Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

Wednesday, June 28
8:15am
Registration/Coffee
8:45am
Welcome - Introduction Remarks - Tom Carew, Dean of Arts and Science, NYU
Morning Session Chair: Javad Shabani, NYU
 
9:00am
Keynote 1 - Jerry Chow, IBM
9:40am
Invited Talk 1 - Daniel Loss, University of Basel, Switzerland
10:10am
Invited Talk 2 - Misha Lukin, Harvard University
10:40am
Coffee Break
11:10am
Invited Talk 3 - Michael Flatte, University of Iowa
11:40am
Invited Talk 4 - Axel Hoffmann, Argonne National Labs
12:10pm
Lunch
Afternoon Session Chair: Andrew Kent, NYU
 
1:50pm
Keynote 2 - Stuart Parkin, Max Planck Society and the Martin Luther University, Halle, Germany
2:30pm
Invited Talk 5 - Jean-Marie George, CNRS, Thales
3:00pm
Coffee Break
3:30pm
Invited Talk 6 - Arne Brataas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
4:00pm
Invited Talk 7 - Gregoire de Louben, CEA, CNRS, France
4:30pm
Invited Talk 8 - Dafine Ravelosona, CNRS, Université Paris Sud
6:00pm
Public Lecture: Hunting for Exotic Quantum Particles under the Microscope
by Ali Yazdani, Princeton University. Andrew Kent, NYU, Chair.
7:00pm
Reception
Thursday, June 29
8:15am
Coffee
8:45am
Welcome - Gregory Gabadadze, Chair of the Department of Physics, NYU
Morning Session Chair: Aditi Mitra, NYU
 
9:00am
Keynote 3 - Immanuel Bloch, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany
9:40am
Invited Talk 9 - Eugene Demler, Harvard University
10:10am
Coffee Break
10:40am
Invited Talk 10 - Chris Monroe, University of Maryland
11:10am
Invited Talk 11 - Jonathan Simon, University of Chicago
11:40am
Invited Talk 12 - Monika Schleier-Smith, Stanford University
12:10pm
Lunch/Poster Reception - at NYU Physics Departmemt, 726 Broadway, 10th Floor
1:50pm
CQP Facilities Tour - at NYU Physics Departmemt, 726 Broadway, 10th Floor
3:00pm
Introduction to: Laboratoire International Associé,

Xavier Morise, CNRS Research Director,
S. Lacombe, Vice President of International Affairs Université Paris Sud and Saclay,
Karl Tombre, Vice President of University of Lorraine,
Minh-Ha Pham, Counselor for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France in the United States,
and Benedicte de Montlaur, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy in the United States.
Introduced by Dafine Ravelosona, CNRS, U. Paris Sud and Saclay

Afternoon Session Chair: L Andrew Wray, NYU
 
3:30pm
Invited Talk 13 - Ali Yazdani, Princeton University
4:00pm
Invited Talk 14 - Eva Andrei, Rutgers University
4:30pm
Invited Talk 15 - Victor Galitski, University of Maryland
6:30pm
Banquet - dinner cruise.
Boarding at 6:30pm. Cruise at 7:00pm. Arrive back at 10:00pm. Dockside until 11:00pm

Bateaux New York Spirit Cruises Atlantica
The Atlantica is moored at 61 Chelsea Piers, Pier 61. Please click here for travel directions to the Atlantica at Chelsea Piers. Dinner Menu.
 
We recommend casual elegant attire in honor of the occasion, but there is no official dress code for this event.
 
Marc Bushelle will be photographing the event: http://www.marcbushelle.com/

Friday, June 30
8:15am
Coffee
Morning Session Chair: Paul Chaikin, NYU
 
9:00am
Keynote 4 - Antoine Georges, Collège de France and Simons Foundation Center for Computational Quantum Physics
9:40am
Invited Talk 16 - Aharon Kapitulnik, Stanford University
10:10am
Coffee Break
10:40am
Invited Talk 17 - Claudia Felser, Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids
11:10am
Invited Talk 18 - Ashvin Vishwanath, Harvard University
11:40am
Invited Talk 19 - Andy Millis, Columbia University and Simons Foundation Center for Computational Quantum Physics
12:10pm
Lunch
Afternoon Session Chair: Davood Shahrjerdi, NYU
 
2:00pm
Invited Talk 20 - John Hill, Brookhaven National Laboratory
2:30pm
Invited Talk 21 - Barbaros Özyilmaz, National University of Singapore
3:00pm
Invited Talk 22 - Johan Akermann, University of Gothenburg and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
3:30pm
Closing Remarks
3:40pm
Wine/cheese rec.
Registration

Thank you for your interest. Registration is officially closed. If you have any question, please send email to rsvp@physics.nyu.edu.

Accommodations

A limited number of NYU dormitory rooms have been reserved for students and junior scientists. Interested parties can reserve dormitory space on the registration page.

NYU Dormitory: Founders Hall at 120 E 12th Street, New York, NY 10003. (green pin)

Hotel options near New York University are displayed below. The symposium will be held in Vanderbilt Hall (red pin), and lunch on 6/29 will be held in the Center for Quantum Phenomena at 726 Broadway, 10th floor (yellow pin).

Public Lecture
NYU Department of Physics and Dean of Science Present: A Public Physics Talk
Hunting for Exotic Quantum Particles under the Microscope
Professor Ali Yazdani, Princeton University
June 28, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm

The search for exotic quantum particles is something we usually associate with large particle-colliders, such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva, Switzerland that enabled the discovery of the Higgs boson recently. Yet, another area of physics, known as condensed matter or solid-state physics, now allows us to tailor crystals of solids such that exotic quantum particles ‐ “quasi-particles” ‐ emerge inside materials. These emergent quasi-particles are stable within materials unlike other exotic quantum particles, which can only live for a small fraction of a second in a vacuum. Quasi-particles may one day make it possible to build electronic technologies such as those required for quantum computing.

Tonight’s lecture is focused on a class of such emergent particles that occur in solids when the mathematical description of these solids requires topology, a branch of mathematics that studies how geometric properties remain unaffected by continuous changes in shape or size. In recent years, solid-state physicists have found ways to engineer “topological” materials to find particles that have not yet been detected in particle accelerators. An example of such an elusive type of particle is a particle that is its own anti-particle, a concept first put forward by Ettore Majorana in the 1930’s. This lecture will describe how solid state physics created the situation in which such particles emerged and how high resolution microscopes have been used to detect them.

The Center for Quantum Phenomena at the NYU Department of Phyiscs makes its debut with a public lecture, co-sponsored by the Dean for Science.

Seating is on a first-come, first serve basis.

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