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.

Scanning Probe Microscopy for the study of quantum materials

28 Jun2013

Speaker: Multiple Speakers

Time: June 28 - 30, 2013

Location: AMPEL 311

June 28 – 30, 2013, University of British Columbia

The primary objective of this workshop was to bring together leading experimentalists and theoreticians to present and discuss/debate recent advances in condensed matter physics as seen through the lens of an SPM. The secondary objective was to offer a set of introductory tutorials aimed at educating students at...

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From Quantum Matter to Quantum Information

24 Jun2013

Speaker: Multiple Speakers

Time: June 24 - 27, 2013

Location: MacLeod 202

June 24 – 27, 2013, University of British Columbia

The workshop “From Quantum Matter to Quantum Information” took place between June, 24thand June, 27th, 2013. With about 60 participants from academia and industry, coming to UBC from 7 countries, the workshop allowed to discuss present developments in the field of quantum matter and quantum information. 23 presentations...

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Flat Bands: Design, Correlations, Topology

06 Mar2013

Speaker: Multiple Speakers

Time: March 6 - 9, 2013

March 6 – 9, 2013, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden

The MPI-PKS workshop “Flat Bands: Design, Correlations, Topology” was held from March 6 – 9, 2013. The primary focus of the workshop was the study of emergent strongly correlated phases of matter in systems that exhibit an extensive degeneracy in the absence...

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Scattering Methods for the Analysis of the Structure of Matter

17 Sep2012

Speaker: Multiple Speakers

Time: September 17 - 20, 2012

September 17 -20, 2012, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart

The practical use of scattering methods has rapidly progressed since the basic experiments and research of Konrad Röntgen, Max von Laue, and a large number of other great scientists. A better understanding of the structure of matter has been strongly linked to the technical development...

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Correlated Electron Effects in Transition Metal Compounds

13 Aug2012

Speaker: Multiple Speakers

Time: August 13 - 17, 2012

Location: AMPEL 311

August 13 – 17, 2012, University of British Columbia

The workshop on “Correlated electron effects in transition metal compounds” was held on August 13 – 17, 2012 at the University of British Columbia. This small workshop was organized to discuss new frontiers in solid state research. It developed around presentations given by QMI members and invited speakers such as...

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Resonant X-ray Scattering

06 Jun2012

Speaker: Multiple Speakers

Time: June 6 - 8, 2012

Location: AMPEL 311

June 6 – 8, 2012, University of British Columbia

The brainstorming session on resonant X-ray scattering was held on June 6 – 8, 2012 in Vancouver. The meeting was primarily focused on two experimental techniques: Resonant X-ray Reflectometry and Resonant X-ray Scattering. In recent years, these techniques have become invaluable tools in solid state research due to...

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New Theory and Methods in Quantum Research

25 Feb2012

Speaker: Multiple Speakers

Time: February 25 - 27, 2012

Location: AMPEL 311

February 25 – 27, 2012, University of British Columbia

This was a workshop to bring together a large number of MP directors and scientists together with UBC-based scientists to acquaint both parties with each other and to the various ongoing projects. This interaction also opened up the opportunity to discuss new areas of research of interest to...

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Impurities and Disorder with First Principles methods

04 Oct2011

Speaker: Multiple Speakers

Time: October 4 - 7, 2011

Location: AMPEL 311

October 4 – 7, 2011, University of British Columbia

One of the really important issues in all of quantum materials research is the role of defects and impurities and disorder. Up to now there is no reliable theoretical procedure to study the electronic structure as a function of disorder and of random chemical substitution. We discussed the...

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International Summer School on Surfaces and Interfaes in Correlated Oxides

29 Aug2011

Speaker: Multiple Speakers

Time: August 29 - September 1, 2011

Location: Hugh Dempster Pavilion, 301

August 29 – September 1, 2011, University of British Columbia

The aim of the summer school was to familiarize PhD students and junior postdocs with the physical phenomena observed in solid-state systems with reduced dimensions, with an emphasis on surfaces and interfaces in correlated oxides. The state-of-the art methods to manufacture, characterize and theoretically describe such materials...

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Advanced Solid State Materials and Spectroscopies

24 Aug2011

Speaker: Multiple Speakers

Time: August 24 - 27, 2011

Location: AMPEL 311

August 24 – 27, 2011, University of British Columbia

The brains in this session consisted of experts in Oxide molecular beam epitaxy, resonant x ray scattering, neutron scattering, electronic structure and spectroscopy theory. The main aim was to set out a course for a program to prepare, characterize and understand what happens to the electronic structure at...

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