The EQP symposium will be focused on advancing the realization, measurement and manipulation of emergent quantum phenomena. This 3-day event will feature more than 20 invited speakers and poster sessions to discuss spintronics, nanoelectronics, non-equilibrium quantum systems, topological materials, correlated materials, and cutting edge spectroscopies. It will also include a public lecture on emergent quantum particles.
The symposium also celebrates the inauguration of the new Center for Quantum Phenomena (CQP) in the NYU Physics Department, which features exceptional new laboratory space and advanced thin film analysis and deposition systems, acquired with the generous support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the National Science Foundation. It also marks the launch of a joint research laboratory with the French Centre Nationnal de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) that involves parters at the Université Paris Saclay, the Université Paris Sud, the University of Lorraine and the University of California, San Diego.
The participation of early career researchers and Ph.D. students, particularly those from underrepresented groups, is highly encouraged. Students and postdocs are welcomed to sign up for dormitory space during registration, and then apply here for reimbursement of housing expenses.
Limited funds have been obtained to support student housing. If you have requested dormitory space in your registration, you are invited to use this form to apply for reimbursement of the dormitory lodging expense. Applicants will be requested to provide a brief 1-2 paragraph summary of your current research, and how your interests relate to the themes of the symposium.
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A limited number of NYU dormitory rooms have been reserved for students and junior scientists. Interested parties can reserve dormitory space on the registration page.
Hotel options near New York University are displayed below. The symposium will be held in Vanderbilt Hall (red pin), and lunch on 6/29 will be held in the Center for Quantum Phenomena at 726 Broadway, 10th floor.
The search for exotic quantum particles is something we usually associate with large particle-colliders, such as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva, Switzerland that enabled the discovery of the Higgs boson recently. Yet, another area of physics, known as condensed matter or solid-state physics, now allows us to tailor crystals of solids such that exotic quantum particles ‐ “quasi-particles” ‐ emerge inside materials. These emergent quasi-particles are stable within materials unlike other exotic quantum particles, which can only live for a small fraction of a second in a vacuum. Quasi-particles may one day make it possible to build electronic technologies such as those required for quantum computing.
Tonight’s lecture is focused on a class of such emergent particles that occur in solids when the mathematical description of these solids requires topology, a branch of mathematics that studies how geometric properties remain unaffected by continuous changes in shape or size. In recent years, solid-state physicists have found ways to engineer “topological” materials to find particles that have not yet been detected in particle accelerators. An example of such an elusive type of particle is a particle that is its own anti-particle, a concept first put forward by Ettore Majorana in the 1930’s. This lecture will describe how solid state physics created the situation in which such particles emerged and how high resolution microscopes have been used to detect them.
The Center for Quantum Phenomena at the NYU Department of Phyiscs makes its debut with a public lecture, co-sponsored by the Dean for Science.
Seating is on a first-come, first serve basis.