Colloquium Schedule

Colloquium: Thursday, September 20th, 4:10 PM, Lewis Lab 316

The Power of Imperfection: Embracing the Quantum Limit in Semiconductor Devices

Lee Bassett

Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering
University of Pennsylvania

Counterintuitively, the same atom-scale defects that are the bane of integrated electronic devices might be the key to a grand challenge of 21st century science: harnessing the enormous complexity and sensitivity of quantum-coherent systems for practical applications. Certain semiconductor defects exhibit quantum-mechanical features comparable to isolated atoms or molecules, but in room temperature devices amenable to nanofabrication and integration.  I will introduce this expanding research field and describe several recent efforts to identify, create, and control quantum states using defects in solid-state devices.  Quantum engineering research connects disparate areas in nanophotonics, information processing, materials science, physics, and electrical engineering, and has wide-ranging applications in quantum computing, secure communication, and high-performance sensors.

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Physics and Astronomy Colloquia are usually scheduled for Thursdays at 4:10 PM in Lewis Lab room 316. Refreshments and snacks are available in the nearby coffee room at 3:45 PM.


Physics Colloquium Schedule for FALL 2018

Click on Title below for past or upcoming Announcements (where available), and Speaker name for website.        

August 30Rajarshi RoyUniv. of MarylandRandom Numbers from Light: Photons, Chaos and Entropy
September 6Markus LutyUC DavisMapping the Landscape of Quantum Field Theories
September 13Rosi ReedLehigh Univ.The STAR Event Plane Detector
September 20Lee BassettU PennThe Power of Imperfection: Embracing the Quantum Limit in Semiconductor Devices
September 27Ryan PensackBoise State Univ.Singlet Exciton Fission: Toward Molecular Packing Guidelines for Efficient Triplet Harvesting
October 4Steven GubserPrinceton Univ.Number Theory and Spacetime
October 11Robert AustinPrinceton Univ.-
October 18John ThomasN. Carolina StateScale Invariant Strongly Interacting Fermi Gases
October 25Oana JurchescuWake Forest U.Every Molecule Counts: From Single Crystals to Large Area Organic Flexible Electronics
November 1Feyman Symp.--
November 8---
November 15Christopher PopeTexas A&M-
November 22No ColloquiumHappy Thanksgiving-
November 29Taviare HawkinsU. Wisconsin-
December 6François NedelecEMBL HeidelbergActive Contraction or Expansion of Disordered Cytoskeletal Networks
December 11---