2015 IQIM Seminars

IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminars Archive

The IQIM Weekly Postdoc/Grad Student Seminar is a student-run series focused on sharing work done across the IQIM group. The Friday gathering also offers a chance to interact with other research groups in informal discussions.

If you are interesed in presenting, please contact Tejas Deshpande

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

2015 talks are listed in date order from January through December.  Abstracts of 2015 talks are available as a PDF here.


Date Speaker Talk Title
November 11, 2015 Justin Wilson, Postdoctoral Scholar, CMT The quenched-induced geometric Hall response
November 6, 2015 Jonathan Hood, Graduate Student, Kimble Group Atom-atom interactions in an ‘Alligator’ photonic crystal waveguide
October 30, 2015 Bassam Helou, Graduate Student, Yanbei Chen’s Group Optomechanics: a platform for exploring novel physics
October 9, 2015 Andrew Mounce, Los Alamos National Labs/Sandia Labs “Unconventional superconductivity in Uranium and Plutonium intermetallics revealed by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
September 25, 2015 Pedram Roushan, Quantum Electronics Engineer at Google Time Reversal Breaking with a Photon Circulator
August 14, 2015 Matteo Lostaglio, Graduate Student, Imperial College, London The resource theory approach to thermodynamics and coherence
August 7, 2015 Yihua Wang, Postdoctoral Scholar, Moler Group, Stanford University Broken-symmetry states in topological insulators
June 17, 2015 Prof. Jukka Pekola, Graduate Student – Schwab Group Superfluid Optomechanics
June 5, 2015 Prof. Lincoln Carr, Department of Physics, Colorado School of Mines “Ultracold Molecules in Crystals of Light: A Highly Tunable System for Exploring Novel Materials, Quantum Dynamics, and Quantum Complexity”
May 29, 2015 Mario Berta, Postdoctoral Scholar in Theoretical Physics, Preskill Group Quantum Coding with Finite Resources
May 22, 2015 Johannnes Pollanen, IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar, Eisenstein Group Engineering Quantum Matter: From Superfluids to Low-Dimensional Electrons
May 15, 2015 Ryan Mishmash, DuBridge Postdoctoral Scholar in Theoretical Physics Condensed Matter Theory “Majorana milestones: Intermediate goals on the path towards braiding-based topological quantum computation”
May 8, 2015 Scott Geraedts, Graduate Student – Condensed Matter Theory, Motrunich Group DMRG Study of a Quantum Hall system
May 1, 2015 James Douglas, Postdoctoral Scholar, Theoretical Quantum-Nano Photonics, ICFO, Barcelona “Cold atoms coupled to photonic crystals: long range interactions and photon molecules”
April 24, 2015 Alex Kubica, Graduate Student – Preskill Group Unfolding the color code
April 17, 2015 Rajibul Islam, Postdoctoral Fellow – Greiner Group, Rubidium Gas Microscopy, MIT-Harvard Center for Ultracold Atoms ** Talk will begin at 12 noon ** Entanglement detection by interfering quantum many-body twins
April 10, 2015 Markus Krutzik, Postdoctoral Scholar in Communications Architectures and Research at JPL “Matter Wave Interferometry in Microgravity – Towards Quantum Sensors in Space”
April 3, 2015 Fernando Pastawski, IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar “Holographic quantum error-correcting codes: Toy models for the bulk/boundary correspondence”
March 27, 2015 Ning Bao, DuBridge Postdoctoral Scholar in Theoretical Physics – quantum information and string theory Constraining Holographic Entanglement Entropy
March 6, 2015 No seminar – March APS Meeting
February 20, 2015 Shaun Maguire, Graduate Student – Preskill Group Overview of Holographic Entanglement Entropy via Illustrations
February 13, 2015 Joint seminar co-sponsored with Applied Physics: Prof. Andreas Wallraff, ETH Zurich “Simulating an Interacting Quantum Gas using Matrix Product States generated with Superconducting Circuits”
January 30, 2015 Prof. Morten Ring Eskildsen, Dept of Physics, University of Notre Dame Vortex lattice anisotropy and pairing symmetry of Sr2RuO4
January 23, 2015 Laura DeLorenzo, Graduate Student – Schwab Group Superfluid Optomechanics
January 9, 2015 Aaron Weinstein, Graduate Student – Schwab Group Quantum noise detection with cavity electro-mechanics