Pint of Science 2021: Quantum Technology

Virtual event

Join leaders in quantum computing from across Canada, including SBQMI graduate student Parham Pashaei, at Pint of Science. Pint of Science is an international festival that has been organizing public talks in bars since 2013; given the current state of, well, everything, this popular event has moved online for you to enjoy wherever is convenient for you. 

Moving Quantum Computing from Theory to Practice

Virtual event

Quantum computing is a disruptive technology that has the potential to revolutionize government, security, and the workings of society. It is estimated that the global market for quantum computing hardware will exceed $7.1 billion by 2026. Learn more about the relevance of this fascinating topic to the Government of Canada, and gain hands-on programming experience.

CM Seminar: Controlling Emergent Behavior in Quantum Matter from a Theory Perspective

Virtual event

Speaker: Prineha Narang, Assistant Professor at Harvard University   My group’s research focuses on how quantum matter behaves, particularly away from equilibrium, and how we can harness emergent effects in these systems. In this context, I will focus on our newly introduced approaches to describe excited-states in quantum matter, including electron-electron and electron-phonon interactions beyond […]

Orange Shirt Day

Virtual event

September 30 is Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Wear orange to show your support for Survivors and their families.

Dark Matter Day

HR MacMillan Space Centre 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Leading researchers from UBC Physics and Astronomy will take over the Planetarium Star Theatre at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre and present their research using novel visual displays to explain dark matter -- which is essentially invisible! If you can’t make it in person you can join in over Zoom.

Ars Scientia: An artist and a physicist walked into a glassblowing studio …

Virtual event

The UBC Ars Scientia collaboration brings together artists and scientists to identify fruitful areas for interdisciplinary work. I'll describe how it plunged this theoretical physicist into a messy (and fun!) glassblowing studio, why it saw me capturing explosions at 100,000 frames per second at the hospital, and how some serendipitous physics observations have taken me […]

Unboxing Quantum: Seeing the World in a Different Light

Virtual event

Everyday, the interaction between light and matter is giving us information about the world that we live in through our eyes. But the range of frequencies that our eyes are sensitive to -- visible light -- is extremely limited. How does light interact with matter on other frequencies? And how can we leverage light-matter interaction […]

Unboxing Quantum: Spooky Action

Virtual event

Spooky Action at a Distance Quantum Entanglement and Spooky Action won the Nobel Prize in physics this year. Once considered a boogieman in physicists' closets, quantum entanglement is one of the weirdest, most unintuitive phenomena in the natural world. Dubbed “spooky action at a distance” by Einstein himself, this quantum behavior puzzled scientists for years […]