2020 IQIM Seminars

IQIM Seminar Series


The IQIM Seminar Series is a weekly event providing an overview of the different activities conducted within the IQIM through informal, accessible talks. Graduate students, post-docs and faculty are brought together to keep to date with progress in the different branches of the IQIM, with an opportunity for additional discussions at the provided lunch and coffee.

When, what, where

*Fridays, starting with lunch served at 12:00, in 114 East Bridge

Information for Speakers

Because of the varying backgrounds in the IQIM community, talks are welcome to be kept as simple as possible and on a high level. Speakers are encouraged to spend half of their presentation providing a fleshed-out introduction of their field to the full IQIM community, introducing and motivating all the relevant concepts and allowing the full audience to appreciate the importance of the presented results. A focus on a strong take-home message is usually preferable over detailed coverage of all latest results. We invite talks to target a length of 30-40min, bearing in mind that informality and interactivity with the audience are generally welcome and that the presentation length may in consequence naturally be prolonged to some extent. Questions and additional discussions may furthermore continue over coffee.

Organizing Committee

The IQIM Seminar Series is organized by a committee of graduate students and postdocs. Contact any one of us if you have any questions or wish to participate.

A list of all talks, including upcoming speakers can be found at on the Caltech master calendar.

Date Speaker Talk Title
June 5 Christina Knapp, DuBridge Postdoctoral Scholar, Condensed Matter Theory. Attend the talk at this link https://caltech.zoom.us/j/97280252054 Time-reversal-invariant topological superconductors and the fractional Josephson effect
June 5 Eugene Tang, Graduate Student, Preskill Group. Attend the talk at this link https://caltech.zoom.us/j/97280252054 The ghost in the radiation: Robust encodings of the black hole interior.
May 29 Harpreet Singh Arora, Graduate Student, Nadj-Perge Group. Investigating superconductivity in Twisted Bilayer Graphene (TBG)
May 22 Wilbur Shirley, Graduate Student, Xie Chen Group. Watch the talk on YouTube. Fractonic order
May 8 Ash Milsted, IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar, Preskill Group. Watch the talk on YouTube. Simulating the collapse of false-vacuum bubbles in spin chains
April 24 Ding Zhong, Postdoctoral Scholar in Applied Physics and Material Science, Faraon Group.Watch the talk on YouTube. Harvesting proximity effect in 2D Ferromagnetic Semiconductor Heterostructures for Spin and Valleytronics
April 17 Hsin-Yuan (Robert) Huang, Graduate Student, Vidick/Preskill Groups. Watch the talk on YouTube. Predicting Many Properties of a Quantum System from Very Few Measurements
April 9 Sepehr Ghazi Nezami, Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar, Preskill Group. Watch the talk on YouTube. Teleportation by size, traversable wormholes, and quantum gravity in the lab
March 13 Lara Faoro, Senior Scientist, University of Wisconsin, Madison – Talk Cancelled
Challenges to the implementation of superconducting qubits due to microscopic phenomena inherent to superconducting films
March 6 Special IQIM/Quantum Matter Seminar, Norman Yao, Assistant Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley Quantum Matter and Metrology far from Equilibrium
February 28 APS Style Lightning Round Talks: Alex Buser, Preskill Group and Tian Xie, Faraon Group Buser Talk: Quantum Simulation of Quantum Field Theory with Qubit Models

Xie Talk: Study of Erbium doped yttrium orthovanadate crystal for microwave to optical transduction

February 19 Earl Campbell, EPSRC Research Fellow, University of Sheffield ** Note talk begins at 4 pm in 114 E. Bridge Quantifying quantum speedups: improved classical simulation from tighter magic monotones
February 14 Clai Owens, Research Scientist, Painter Group Creating Quantum Topological Materials with 3D Microwave Photons
February 7 Christopher White, Postdoctoral Associate, University of Maryland Condensed Matter Theory Center  Conformal field theories are magical
January 31 Joonhee Choi, IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar, Endres Group
Quantum metrology with strongly interacting spin systems
January 24 Xinwei Li, Troesh Postdoctoral Scholar in Physics, Hsieh Group
Cooperative and Ultrastrong Light-Matter Coupling in Solids
January 17, 2020 Victor Albert, DuBridge Postdoctoral Scholar in Theoretical Physics, Preskill Group
Robust encoding of a qubit in a molecule