QMI Researchers Have Successfully Grown a Parent Compound in a "Quantum Sandwich"

A group of researchers at Stewart Blusson QMI at the University of British Columbia have successfully grown the parent compound of a high superconducting transition temperature material (perovskite bismuthate). Strontium bismuth oxide (SrBiO3) was grown in a thin film form on a strontium titanate substrate using molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). Experimental results were recently reported in Physical Review Materials. Read more.

Lukas Chrostowski named a Member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Recognized by the Royal Society of Canada for “his leadership in research and education in the design of silicon photonic devices and systems for applications in optical communications and biosensors,” Chrostowski, who has taught silicon photonics workshops and courses since 2008, currently directs the NSERC-funded Silicon Electronic-Photonic Integrated Circuits training program for undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows across Canada. Read more.

Workshop: Chaos Dynamics and Thermalization in Interacting Quantum Systems 

This workshop will focus on quantum many-body dynamical phenomena that are ubiquitous in nature, yet not very well understood. This includes the suite phenomena that lead to thermalization in isolated quantum systems, quantum chaotic behaviour and non-equilibrium dynamics in driven systems. Great strides have been made recently in answering some of the key questions in the field, including the seminal problem of how and when quantum systems thermalize, what is the role of chaos and integrability and when does thermalization fail. The workshop will bring these new developments into focus and allow the wider community to participate and benefit from these discussions. Read more.


Mona Berciu elected Fellow of American Physical Society


Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute receives $2,950,000 from Western Economic Diversification Canada


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