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.        

DateSpeakerAffiliationTitle
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.--
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November 15Christopher PopeTexas A&M-
November 22No ColloquiumHappy Thanksgiving-
November 29Taviare HawkinsU. Wisconsin-
December 6François NedelecEMBL HeidelbergActive Contraction or Expansion of Disordered Cytoskeletal Networks
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