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May 2021

Pint of Science 2021: Quantum Technology

Public

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. 

May 18

10:00 am

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SBQMI Family & Friends: The spooky dual nature of light

Family & Friends

The wave-particle duality of light (or other quantum objects), where the photon (quanta of light) must be seen as in the form of wave as well as particle, has been generally accepted not one century ago. This quantum mechanical concept is already strange enough to us because there is no analogy of it in our daily classical world. Over time physicists have designed experiments to explore the quantum-ness of light further and have discovered more and more counter-intuitive spooky actions of light. In this presentation, PhD student Xiruo Yan will introduce some of the “mind boggling” results of the quantum optical experiments and how we can make use of them.

May 19

7:00 am

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Magic behavior of low-dimensional nanostructures

CM Seminar

Like in a magic trick, atomically thin layers of specific materials can be mixed and stacked in a well-defined way. Due to the inter-layer interaction and charge transfer, the heterostructure may exhibit sometimes unexpected behavior. This occurs in the case of elemental boron, which is notorious for a large number of stable allotropes not only in 3D bulk, but also in 2D.

May 26

8:00 am

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June 2021

Moving Quantum Computing from Theory to Practice

Public

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.

June 16

7:30 am

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July 2021

ICNT 2021

Conferences

With plenary talks to provide overviews of some of the major progress made in key areas in our field, invited speakers highlighting ground-breaking advances, and contributed talks spanning the breadth that our field encompasses, we hope you will find ICN+T an ideal venue to share and learn about advances in nanoscience and technology.

July 11

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August 2021

Cornerstone Models of Quantum Computing: Virtual Summer School

Other seminars

TRIUMF together with its partners - Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute, the University of British Columbia, Quantum Algorithms Institute, Simon Fraser University, University of Victoria, Université de Sherbrooke, Helmholtz's Assocation DESY and our industry partners Xanadu and D-Wave - are pleased to announce the Cornerstone Models of Quantum Computing Summer School / TRIUMF Summer Institute 2021, which will be taking place remotely from August 2 – 13, 2021.

August 2

8:00 am

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September 2021

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

CM Seminar

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 leading order, and predicting emergent states introduced by external drives. Next, I will discuss a class of exotic collective excitations which are unique to time-reversal…

September 16

10:00 am

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Jason Alicea: Internally engineered Majorana modes in twisted bilayer graphene

CM Seminar

Abstract: Twisted bilayer graphene (TBG) realizes an exquisitely tunable, strongly interacting system featuring superconductivity and various correlated insulating states.  In this talk I will introduce gate-defined wires in TBG as an enticing platform for Majorana-based fault-tolerant qubits.  Our proposal notably relies on “internally” generated superconductivity in TBG – as opposed to “external” superconducting proximity effects commonly employed in Majorana devices – and may operate even at zero magnetic field.  I will also describe how electrical measurements of gate-defined wires can…

September 23

10:00 am

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Orange Shirt Day

Public

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

September 30

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October 2021

Careers in Academia

Student event

Speakers: Dr. Andrew (Drew) Potter Educational Background: Ph.D. in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology B.Sc. in Engineering Physics, Brown University Research Interest: basic research problems in quantum materials, atomic-molecular and optical systems, quantum information science, and quantum computing. Apart from academia, Drew worked in industry quantum computing R&D at Honeywell. Dr. Ludmila Szulakowska Educational Background: PhD. in Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, University of Ottawa M.Sc. in Engineering Physics/Applied Physics, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology Research interest: Quantum theory…

October 19

2:00 pm

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Vedika Khemani: Non-unitary dynamics via spacetime duality

CM Seminar

https://ubc.zoom.us/j/66879995529?pwd=dHpQb25LSGVZK3ozY243em5tenRWQT09 Meeting ID: 668 7999 5529 Passcode: 113399   Abstract: The addition of non-unitary ingredients to many-body quantum dynamics has led to a series of exciting developments in recent years, including new out-of-equilibrium entanglement phases and phase transitions enabled by quantum measurements. I will present recent work in which we show that a duality transformation between space and time on one hand, and unitarity and non-unitarity on the other, can be used to realize non-unitary evolutions whose steady states exhibit a rich variety of behavior in…

October 21

10:00 am

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