2018 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
January 12, 2018 David Schuster, Physics Department and James Franck Institute, University of Chicago. This is a joint IQIM/Applied Physics Seminar. Talk will be held in 201 E. Bridge From many modes to many bodies
January 19, 2018 Johannes Eichholz, Postdoctoral Scholar, Adhikari Group Improving gravitational-wave detector sensitivity with cryogenic test mass cooling
January 26, 2018 Sean Carroll, Research Professor of Physics
Bulk Entanglement Gravity
February 2, 2018 Arian Jadbabaie, Graduate Student, Hutzler Group

Continuous measurements and quantum trajectories in circuit QED
February 9, 2018 Josephine Suh, Postdoctoral Scholar in Theoretical Physics, Kitaev Group Quantization of the low temperature action in the SYK model
February 16, 2018 Jacob Covey, Richard Chace Tolman Postdoctoral Scholar, Endres Group **Location change to 105 Annenberg this week
 A quantum gas of polar KRb molecules in an optical lattice
February 23, 2018 Evert van NieuwenburgPostdoctoral Scholar, Refael Group
 Machine learning and quantum physics
February 23, 2018 *Special IQIM Seminar begins at 3 pm in 114 E. Bridge  Prof. Oriol Romero-Isart,  Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Austrian Academy of Sciences Levitated Nanomagnets in the Quantum Regime: Theory and Applications
March 2, 2018 Brian Swingle, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland Scrambling in quantum spin chains
March 2, 2018 *Special IQIM Seminar begins at 3 pm in 114 E. Bridge Michael Ferguson, ETH Zurich Spin-coherent dot—cavity electronics
March 16, 2018 Thaddeus Ladd, senior research scientist at HRL Laboratories
** Talk will be held in 201 E. Bridge.
Isotopically Enhanced Triple-Dot Qubits in SiGe
March 23, 2018 Victor Albert, Lee A. DuBridge Postdoctoral Scholar, Preskill group Filling cavities to prevent decay: bosonic quantum error correction
April 6, 2018 Arbel Haim, Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar, Refael group Toward realizing a time-reversal-invariant topological superconductor
April 11, 2018 *Special IQIM Seminar, Wednesday, beginning at 2:30 in 469 Lauritsen Hyosub Kim, Department of Physics, KAIST, South Korea Reconfigurable single-atom array for Rydberg atom quantum simulation
April 13, 2018 Alp Sipahigil, IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar, Painter group Solid-state hybrid quantum systems
April 18, 2018 *Special IQIM Seminar begins at noon in 265 West Bridge
Daniel Litinski , PhD Candidate, Felix von Oppen Group, Freie University Berlin
Topological Quantum Computing with and without Majoranas
May 4, 2018 Nicole Yunger Halpern, Graduate Student, Preskill Group Quantum information in quantum cognition
May 11, 2018 Juan Atalaya, Postdoctoral Scholar, Korotkov Group, UC Riverside Bacon-Shor code with continuous measurement of non-commuting observables
May 18, 2018 Akira Furusawa, Professor, Department of Applied Physics, The University of Tokyo A time-domain multiplexed measurement-based large-scale optical quantum computer
June 1, 2018 Aaron Chew, Graduate Student, Alicea Group Fermionized Parafermions and Symmetry-Enriched Majorana Modes
October 12, 2018 Oskar Painter, John G Braun Professor of Applied Physics and Physics; Fletcher Jones Foundation Co-Director of the Kavli Nanoscience Institute
** Talk will be held in 105 Annenberg
Channeling Quantum Interactions: experiments in waveguide QED with superconducting quantum circuits
October 19, 2018 Yuval Baum, IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar Avoiding Ergodicity: Static and Dynamical Localization in Clean Interacting Systems
October 22, 2018 * Special IQIM/CMP seminar at 12 noon in 157 W. Bridge (basement) * Emily Davis, Graduate Student, Schleier-Smith Group, Stanford University Nonlocal spin-exchange interactions in a near-concentric cavity
October 26, 2018 Pankaj Jha, Postdoctoral Scholar, Atwater Group Nanoengineered Materials and Interfaces for Quantum Technologies
November 2, 2018 Eugene Tang, Graduate Student, Preskill Group Quantum Error-Correcting Codes in Low-Energy Subspaces
November 2, 2018 *Special IQIM/CMP seminar at 2:30 pm* Rahul Nandkishore, Asst Professor of Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder
Localization in fractonic random circuits
November 9, 2018 Stephanie Simmons, Asst Professor, Silicon Quantum Technology Lab, Simon Fraser University A photonic link for donor spin qubits in silicon
November 16, 2018 Kevin Slagle, Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar
 A Simple Lattice Model of a Dielectric-Mediated Superconductor
November 26, 2018 *Special IQIM/CMP seminar at 4:00 pm* Peter Zoller, Univ of Innsbruck & IQOQI Austrian Academy of Sciences
Variational Quantum Simulations of Lattice Models in the Innsbruck Quantum Cloud
November 30, 2018 Student Session Joe Iverson, Gautam Venugopalan
Iverson – Coherence in logical quantum channels; Venugopalan – Optomechanics for next generation terrestrial gravitational wave detectors
December 4, 2018 *Special IQIM seminar at noon* Fokko de Vries, Graduate Student, Leo Kouwenhoven’s Group, TU Delft
Engineering topological superconductivity in III-V Josephson junctions
December 7, 2018 Jacob Lin, Graduate Student, Motrunich Group Exact Eigenstates in the Rydberg-blockaded Atom Chain Which Violate the Eigenstate Thermalization Hypothesis
December 14, 2018 Alexandre Cooper-Roy, IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar, Endres Group Alkaline earth atoms in optical tweezers