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.

Symmetry protected topological orders in interacting bosonic and fermionic systems

03 Feb2014

Speaker: Zhengcheng Gu, Perimeter Institute

Time: February 3, 2014 12:00 - 13:00

Location: Hennings 318

Symmetry protected topological (SPT) states are bulk gapped states with gapless edge excitations protected by certain symmetries. The SPT phases in free fermion systems, like topological insulators, can be classified by the K-theory. However, it is not known what SPT phases exist in general interacting systems. In this talk, I will begin with a systematic way to construct SPT...

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Max Planck – UBC – University of Tokyo workshop on Quantum Materials

09 Dec2013

Speaker: Multiple Speakers

Time: December 9 - 11, 2013

December 9 – 11, 2013, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart

The workshop was intended to review current activities at the Max Planck – UBC Center for Quantum Materials and introduce research on quantum materials at the three participating institutions.

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Quantum Information and Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

02 Jul2013

Speaker: Multiple Speakers

Time: July 2 - 5, 2013

Location: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre 182 (Victoria Hall)

July 2 – 5, 2013, University of British Columbia

The goal of this workshop was to present and discuss recent developments in the overlap area between quantum information and foundations of quantum mechanics. The workshop is centered around, but not limited to, the following topics:

• Quantum logic beyond Birkhoff and von Neumann • Contextuality...

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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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