a nano focus on quantum materials


​Quantum materials have unusual thermal, magnetic, and electrical properties. The ability to understand and engineer these materials and control their properties could virtually revolutionize every aspect of society and economy. It will enable new sustainable quantum technologies ranging from quantum information processing, quantum sensors to novel approaches for resolving healthcare needs.

Venue: RunAn, Chalmers Conference Centre, Gothenburg.

Moderator: Emma Frans, researcher at Karolinska Institutet.
Emma Frans has a PhD in epidemiology and is a researcher at Karolinska Institutet. As a science communicator, she has received the Swedish grand prize for journalism and Public educator of the year, and she is often heard and seen on TV and radio - not least during the Covid19 pandemic. Emma writes columns for one of Sweden’s largest newspapers, Svenska Dagbladet, and she has published four books.

The program may be subject to change. 

A  nano focus on quantum materials, first day, 28 November

09.30 - 10.00 Registration and coffee

10.00 - 10.10 Introduction

10.10 - 10.40 Claudia Felser, Max Planck Institute, Germany: "Chirality and Topology". Abstract and speaker bio

10:40 - 11.10 Jens K. Nørskov, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark: "New catalytic materials are key to the green transition​". Abstract and speaker bio​

11.10 - 10.30 Thors Hans Hansson, Stockholm University, Sweden: TBA

11.30 - 12.00 Q&A with Professors Felser, Nørskov and Hansson

12.00 - 13.00 Lunch served in Volvofoajén

13.00 - 13.30 Susanne Stemmer, UC Santa Barbara, United States: "Thin Film Topological Matter". Abstract and speaker bio​

13.30 - 14.00 Q&A with Professor Stemmer

14.00 - 14.30 Ulf Gran, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden: Title "The destruction of particles: when interactions become too strong for particles to exist​". Abstract and speaker bio​

14.30 - 15.00 Coffee break

15.00 - 15.30 Subir Sachdev, Harvard University, United States: "When nature entangles millions of particles: from quantum materials to black holes"​. Abstract and speaker bio​

15.30 - 16.00 Q&A with Professors Gran and Sachdev

16.00 - 16.15 Announcement of 2022 Molecular Frontiers Inquiry Prize 

A nano focus on quantum materials, second day, 29 November

08.30 - 09.15 Lab tours, Clean room for students

09.00 - 09.30 Registration open
09.30 - 10.00 Zhi-Xun Shen, Stanford University, United States: "In Search for the Next Magic Stone". Abstract and speaker bio

10.00 - 10.30 Katarina J. Franke, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany: "Is there a superconducting one-way road? - Directing the current through superconducting junctions with single magnetic atoms". 
Abstract and speaker bio
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 - 11.30 Q&A with Professors Shen and Franke

11.30 - 12.00 Irfan Siddiqi, UC Berkeley, United States: "Computing with Entanglement: A New Chapter in Quantum Materials". Abstract and speaker bio

12.00 - 12.30 Q&A with Professor Siddiqi

12.30 - 14.30 Lunch with poster session and cleen room tour for the students

14.30 - 15.00 Odile StéphanParis-Saclay University​, France: "Seeing the invisible: exploring the quantum nature of the nanoworld with electron (and photon) beams​". Abstract and speaker bio​

15.00 - 15.30 Q&A with Professor Stéphan

15.30 - 15.45 Concluding remarks​


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