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.
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.
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 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 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.
3 pm, November 16, 2020
Speaker: Dr. Jiaxin Yin, Department of Physics, Princeton University
Topic: Tunneling into emergent topological matter
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.
12 pm, October 27, 2020
Speaker: Professor Fei Li, GMU Department of Computer Science
Topic: Algorithmic Approaches to the MAX-CUT Problem
12 pm, October 20, 2020
Speaker: Xavier Gitiaux, GMU Department of Computer Science; Ian Morris, GMU Department of Physics and Astronomy
Topic: SWAP Test for Arbitrary Number of Quantum States