Mason represents Virginia at the 2022 Quantum World Congress
George Mason University was the only university representing Virginia at the 2022 Quantum World Congress (QWC). Representing Mason at QWC, QSEC galvanized faculty and students to make a strong showing and enrich the program of the conference.
QWC Session: Quantum in your classroom
Quantum in your Classroom is an introduction to quantum science for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. Come learn about what quantum is, why it is important for your students, and where you can find resources to integrate it into your classrooms. No prior knowledge of quantum is required. Future professional development opportunities will be available to participants.
Speaker: Jessica Rosenberg, Nancy Holincheck | George Mason University
Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 5-7 pm at Quantum World Congress
QSEC ‘s Physicists Have Received a Total of $2.3M Federal Research Funding in 2022
QSEC Director Dr. Patrick Vora has been recently awarded $349,997 for a collaborative research fund by NSF on two-dimension physics. This award boosted the total federal research fund awarded to QSEC physicists to more than $2.3M, recipients include Dr. Karen Sauer, Dr. Nirmal Ghimire, and Dr. Igor Mazin.
Research Grant: experimental and theoretical studies of iron pnictides through zero field nuclear magnetic resonance
QSEC members Dr. Karen Sauer’s team have recently received a grant from NSF to continue the experimental and theoretical studies of iron pnictides through zero field nuclear magnetic resonance.
Featured Publication: Photothermochemical Nanoassembly of 3D Porous Graphene and Palladium Nanoparticles for High-Performance Hydrogen Detection
Undergraduate and high school students worked as Research Assistants in the project Photothermochemical Nanoassembly of 3D Porous Graphene and Palladium Nanoparticles for High-Performance Hydrogen Detection. This project has been made by Minsu Kim, Seung Min Lee, Jun Woo Jeon, Shirin Movaghgharnezhad, Heeyoung Jeong, Farbod Moghaddam, Daniel Mitchell, Pilgyu Kang, Byoung Gak Kim. The journal cover has been published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
QSEC Undergraduate Student to Present Quantum Circuit Research on the WoPhys 2021 Conference
QSEC undergraduate student Swan Klein will give an invited presentation on “Two-Qubit Quantum Circuit Synthesis” in the WoPhyS 2021 on Thursday, October 21., The presented research is a part of NSF funded project on quantum algorithms co-advised by QSEC members Dr. Mingzhen Tian and Dr. Michael Jarret. Dr. Maria Emelianenko, the Chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Associate Director of the QSEC, will also give a keynote address at the conference on her research in materials and quantum circuits.
QSEC faculty collaborates with NIST, ANL and ORNL to discover a new topological magnetic state
QSEC member, Professor Nirmal Ghimire of GMU leads a group of materials science experts from Mason, NIST, ANL, and ORNL to discover a quantum phenomenon that has the potential to become a building block of future electronic technology emerges at high temperatures from a mechanism not before realized, the result of which is published on Science Advances, doi:10.1126/sciadv.abe2680.
Condense Matter Seminar: Tunneling into emergent topological matter by Dr. Jiaxin Yin of Princeton University 11/16/2020
3 pm, November 16, 2020
Speaker: Dr. Jiaxin Yin, Department of Physics, Princeton University
Topic: Tunneling into emergent topological matter
Featured publication: Density functional theory-based electric field gradient database
QSEC members Dr. Igor Mazin, Dr. Karen Sauer and student Jaafar Ansari have recently published their collaborative work of DFT-based EFG calculation, Density functional theory-based electric field gradient database, doi:10.1038/s41597-020-00707-8, on Scientific Data.
QSEC Quantum Computing Seminar Series: 10/27/2020
12 pm, October 27, 2020
Speaker: Professor Fei Li, GMU Department of Computer Science
Topic: Algorithmic Approaches to the MAX-CUT Problem