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Title: A Nano Focus on Quantum Materials
Date: Nov 28-29, 2022
Venue: Chalmers Conference Centre,
In collaboration with Chalmers University of Technology, we welcome anyone interested to a symposium on the topic of quantum materials, with several high profile speakers, as listed below.
There will be a large number of high school students present, from Sweden and possibly other countries as well.
Quantum materials have unusual thermal, magnetic, and electrical properties. The ability to understand and engineer these materials and control their properties could virtually revolutionize every aspect of society and economy. It will enable new sustainable quantum technologies ranging from quantum information processing, quantum sensors to novel approaches for resolving healthcare needs.
Welcome to an exciting symposium!
Katarina J. Franke, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany: "Is there a superconducting one-way road? - Directing the current through superconducting junctions with single magnetic atoms" - Abstract and speaker bio
Thors Hans Hansson, Stockholm University: Title TBA
Emma Frans, Karolinska Institutet
Emma Frans has a PhD in epidemiology and is a researcher at Karolinska Institutet. As a science communicator, she has received the Swedish grand prize for journalism and Public educator of the year, and she is often heard and seen on TV and radio - not least during the Covid19 pandemic. Emma writes columns for one of Sweden’s largest newspapers, Svenska Dagbladet, and she has published four books.
Registration for researchers and the general public is now closed.
Preliminary program (subject to change)
09.30 - 10.00 Registration and coffee
10.00 - 10.10 Introduction
10.10 - 10.40 Claudia Felser, Max Planck Institute, Germany: "Chirality and Topology"
10:40 - 11.10 Jens K. Nørskov, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark: "New catalytic materials are key to the green transition" (presentation online)
11.10 - 11.30 Thors Hans Hansson, Stockholm University: Title TBA 11.30 - 12.00 Q&A with Professors Felser and Nørskov
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch served in Volvofoajén
13.00 - 13.30 Susanne Stemmer, UC Santa Barbara, United States: "Thin Film Topological Matter"
13.30 - 14.00 Q&A with Professor Stemmer
14.00 - 14.30 Ulf Gran, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden: Title TBA
14.30 - 15.00 Coffee break
15.00 - 15.30 Subir Sachdev, Harvard University, United States: "When nature entangles millions of particles: from quantum materials to black holes"
15.30 - 16.00 Q&A with Professors Gran and Sachdev
16.00 - 16.15 Announcement of 2022 Molecular Frontiers Inquiry Prize
16.15 - 19.00 Chalmers presentation and dinner for high school students
08.30 - 09.15 Lab tours, Clean room
09.00 - 09.30 Registration
09.30 - 10.00 Zhi-Xun Shen, Stanford University, United States: "In Search for the Next Magic Stone"
10.00 - 10.30 Katarina J. Franke, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany: "Is there a superconducting one-way road? - Directing the current through superconducting junctions with single magnetic atoms"
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 - 11.30 Q&A with Professors Shen and Franke
11.30 - 12.00 Irfan Siddiqi, UC Berkeley, United States: "Computing with Entanglement: A New Chapter in Quantum Materials"
12.00 - 13.00 Q&A with Professor Siddiqi
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch and poster session
14.00 - 14.30 Odile Stéphan, Paris-Saclay University, France: "Seeing the invisible: exploring the quantum nature of the nanoworld with electron (and photon) beams"
14.30 - 15.00 Speaker TBA
15.00 - 15.30 Q&A with Professor Stéphan and TBA
15.30 - 16.00 Concluding remarks