Events

SBQMI hosts numerous academic and other events throughout the year. Please search by audience or event type, or enter a keyword, to find events of interest to you.

If you are interested in inviting our faculty as keynote speakers at your event, or are a school group interested in visiting our labs, please contact us to submit your request.

CANCELED: Chaos Dynamics and Thermalization in Interacting Quantum Systems Workshop

07 May2020

Time: starts May 7, 2020 and ends May 9, 2020

In light of the evolving situation around Coronavirus (COVID-19), many events at QMI have been postponed or cancelled. We will work with our community to reschedule these events for a later date. Please check UBC.ca for official communication on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and UBC’s response.

Workshop: Chaos Dynamics and Thermalization in Interacting Quantum Systems

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POSTPONED: Quantum Computing Roadmapping Conference and Workshop

27 Apr2020

Location: Room 2020, Kaiser Building, 2332 Main Mall -- Sage, University Centre, 6331 Crescent Road

In light of the evolving situation around Coronavirus (COVID-19), many events at QMI have been postponed or cancelled. We will work with our community to reschedule these events for a later date. Please check UBC.ca for official communication on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and UBC’s response.

This workshop will bring together all trainees, faculty, and industry experts...

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QMI Family & Friends Presentation Series

15 Apr2020

Speaker: Dr. James Day

Time: 2:30 - 3:15 Pm

Location: Zoom

Dr. James Day is a Research Associate with the Supercon and LAIR gropus at QMI

About QMI Family & Friends

Our new series aims to bring everyone in the QMI community together: scientists, administrators, families and friends. Join us to learn about the science and operations taking place in QMI. Invite your family members. Concepts will...

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CM Seminar : Dimensional reduction by geometrical frustration

10 Mar2020

Speaker: Zenji Hiroi - University of Tokyo

Time: March 10, 2020 :: 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Location: Brimacombe 311

Dimensionality is one of the most important factors that critically govern phase transitions and elementary excitations in solids. Low dimensional spin systems are approximately materialized in actual three-dimensional (3D) crystals via anisotropic chemical bonding. However, dimensionality may not be always a “built-in” character of a crystal structure but can be an emergent property in a frustrated spin system. One example...

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Lunch ‘n’ Learn with the Creative Destructive Lab

03 Mar2020

Speaker: Valerie Chiykowski, Venture Manager CDL-Quantum (Toronto), and UBC Chemistry alumni

Time: Starts: March 3, 2020 - 12:00PM Ends: March 3, 2020 1:00PM

Location: Room 311, Brimacombe Building

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CM Seminar : Topological Physics in HgTe-based Quantum Devices

28 Feb2020

Speaker: Laurens W. Molenkamp

Time: February 28, 2020 :: 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Location: Brimacombe 311

Suitably structured HgTe is a topological insulator in both 2- (a quantum well wider than some 6.3 nm) and 3 (an epilayer grown under tensile strain) dimensions. The material has favorable properties for quantum transport studies, i.e. a good mobility and a complete absence of bulk carriers, which allowed us to demonstrate variety of novel transport effects.

A novel...

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CM Seminar : Ultrafast Resonant X-ray Scattering on Quantum Materials at LCLS

27 Feb2020

Speaker: Giacomo Coslovich

Time: February 27, 2020 :: 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Location: Brimacombe 311

Abstract : The use of ultrashort optical and X-ray pulses offers new opportunities to study fundamental interactions in materials exhibiting unconventional quantum states, such as stripes, charge density waves and high-temperature superconductivity. In this talk I will first review recent results produced at the LCLS in this field. I will then focus on ultrafast resonant X-ray scattering experiments on...

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CM Seminar : Josephson Detection of Multiband Effects in Superconductors

13 Feb2020

Speaker: James Williams - Maryland

Time: February 13, 2020 :: 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Location: Brimacombe 311

Abstract : The study of unconventional superconducting materials remains an active frontier of condensed matter physics. Exotic superconductivity, such as high T_C, topological, and heavy-fermion superconductors, often rely on phase sensitive measurements to determine the underlying pairing and/or the nature of novel excitations. In this talk I will detail the use of Josephson effect to detect novel properties of...

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Experimental realization of the error-protected 0-π superconducting qubit

10 Feb2020

Speaker: Andras Gyenis

Time: Feb 10,2020: 11:00

Location: Hennings 318

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Preserving the coherence of a quantum superposition over extended times is key for large-scale quantum-information processing. Besides implementing quantum error correction schemes, a complementary approach to prolong the coherence of quantum processors is to develop qubits that are intrinsically protected against decoherence. In this talk, we describe an experimental realization of the error-protected superconducting 0-π qubit, which...

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CM Seminar : Nonlinear optics with collective excitations and photoinduced superconductivity

06 Feb2020

Speaker: Eugene Demler, Harvard University

Time: Feb 6, 2020 :: 2:00PM - 3:00PM

Location: Brimacombe 311

Abstract: This talk will review recent progress in theoretical modeling of nonequilibrium dynamics of electron-phonon systems. Emphasis will be on understanding recent observations of photoinduced superconductivity.

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