UW Quantum Materials Workshop
July 26th, 2019
On July 26th, 2019, around 50 researchers from the University of Waterloo and Perimeter Institute gathered to share their research in quantum materials at the first pan-faculty Waterloo Quantum Materials Workshop. Research in quantum materials has evolved over the past few years as a significant endeavour of interest to physicists, chemists, and engineers that transcend the traditional boundary of the disciplines.
The workshop was organized by Michel Gingras and David Hawthorn from the Physics & Astronomy department, together with the support from TQT. The workshop brought together Waterloo researchers working in both the experimental as well as the theoretical aspect of quantum materials, and generated an opportunity for discussion and collaborations.
The speakers and their topics included:
- Na Young Kim, who presented on Engineerable solid-state systems: quantum wells and carbon nanotubes
- Roger Melko, who presented on Quantum state reconstruction with unsupervised machine learning
- Adam Wei Tsen, who presented on Two-dimensional magnetism and spintronics
- Pierre Nicholas Roy, who presented on Confined molecules
- Hamed Majedi, who presented on Graphene’s nonlinear optics
- Anton Burkov, who presented on Weyl semimetals
- Robert Hill, who presented on Neutral quasiparticles in SmB5 from low-temperature thermal transport studies
- Chong Wang, who presented on Fractional quantum Hall physics: some recent developments
- Holger Kleinke, who presented on Quantum materials: low-dimensional tellurides
- Tim Hsieh, who presented on Topological materials to topological dreams
More information regarding the speakers and the event can be found here.
The workshop was well attended and provided the opportunity to exchange new ideas and explore new possibilities of research. We thank Michel Gingras and David Hawthorn for organizing this workshop and all the speakers for sharing their expertise and knowledge.